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23rd Jun 2023

One of the most talked about movies of recent years is finally available to stream at home

Stephen Porzio

Don't Worry Darling

The movie was a hit at the box office last year.

Having become embroiled in a series of tabloid controversies ahead of its release in cinemas last year, Don’t Worry Darling is now available to stream at home in Ireland.

Directed by and featuring amongst its cast Olivia Wilde, the psychological thriller stars Florence Pugh (Black Widow) as Alice, a young woman living what appears to be a dream life with her husband, Jack (Harry Styles), in an idyllic company town.

However, a series of strange events leads Alice to suspect that beneath the shiny veneer of her surroundings lies a sinister secret and that Jack’s boss (played by Chris Pine) is involved in the deception.

Don't Worry Darling

Florence Pugh in Don’t Worry Darling

Given the intriguing premise and the talent involved in the movie (other cast members include Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Nick Kroll), anticipation was extremely high for Don’t Worry Darling.

However, the film’s release wound up being overshadowed by various controversies. These included conflicting reports regarding Shia LaBeouf’s exit from the thriller – he was originally cast in Styles’ role – and rumours of a falling out between Pugh and Wilde.

Plus, there was also the viral video that led many to believe that Styles spat on Pine during Don’t Worry Darling’s Venice Film Festival premiere – something which Pine later denied as having happened.

Following all this, the movie arrived in cinemas to mixed reviews but was a box office hit, earning $87.6 million on a $35 million budget.

Reflecting on Don’t Worry Darling in a look back on the 2022 cinema year, JOE’s entertainment editor Rory Cashin said of the film:

“Forget about Dahmer. Forget about Harry & Meghan. We’re going to need a six-part Netflix show on the behind-the-scenes madness that was going on around this big budget psychological thriller. From leaked conversations with “fired” actors, all the way up to Harry Styles “spitting” on Chris Pine… it was jaw-dropping drama at every turn.

“The film was okay, too.”

You can now check out Don’t Worry Darling for yourself at home as it is now available to watch via Sky Cinema/Now Cinema.

A trailer for the movie is available to view right here:

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