Breaking Down the End of Don’t Worry Darling

Merrick Morton—Warner Bros. Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling

Alice suspects something weird is going on with her husband Jack and their Stepford Wives-like lives in a creepily sunny suburb. The wives are forbidden from going into the desert that surrounds the town or asking their partners about their jobs. They occasionally whisper about what it is their husbands are actually doing all day and theorize about the strange sonic booms that disturb their leisurely afternoons. The fact that the town is dubbed “Victory” suggests that the men are working on a

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Don’t Worry Darling

Early in Don’t Worry Darling our hero Alice (Florence Pugh) begins to suspect that something is amiss. Alice and her handsome husband Jack (Harry Styles) live in a 1950s-era Palm Springs-esque desert suburb dotted with tidy midcentury modern homes. Alice and Jack are the picture-perfect protagonists of Olivia Wilde’s controversial and highly-anticipated follow-up to Booksmart, her directorial debut. They’re young and deeply in love, one of a number of couples who live an enviable life in a town where nothing bad ever seems to happen.

A cultish figure named Frank (Chris Pine) holds sway over the company town, which he has named Victory. Frank has sworn all his underlings to secrecy about their work lives, which means they can’t tell their spouses or families. Every day the husbands drive off to a bunker in the desert where they work on a super-secret project while their partners stay home to clean, cook, shop, gossip, and drink cocktails by the pool.
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The audience may find it odd that all these perfectly coiffed wives emerge from their houses onto their shared cul-de-sac at the exact same time every morning to send their husbands off to work. But Alice doesn’t catch on to any type of greater mystery until she cracks a carton’s worth of eggs to find them missing their yolks. Then, she hears rumors about a child that’s gone missing.

She wanders into the desert, sees the bunker where the men work, and begins to investigate her too-perfect world. Over the course of the film, Alice argues with a series of men who dismiss her concerns as fits of womanly hysteria, but she presses on.

You might be here because you’re curious about the drama surrounding the movie, which has at times overshadowed the film itself. Maybe you’ve seen that the marketing surrounding the movie hints at a big twist. Or maybe you saw saw the film and want to dig in deeper into what it all means.

Here’s everything you need to know about the ending of Don’t Worry Darling.

What happens in the movie?

Merrick Morton—Warner Bros. Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling

Alice suspects something weird is going on with her husband Jack and their Stepford Wives-like lives in a creepily sunny suburb. The wives are forbidden from going into the desert that surrounds the town or asking their partners about their jobs.

Source:: Time – Entertainment

      

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