Actress-filmmaker Olivia Wilde follows her well-received directorial debut, Booksmart, with this more ambitious, but ultimately derivative, tale.
Set in a picture-perfect 1950s American suburb, the focus is Jack Chambers (Harry Styles) and his wife, Alice (Florence Pugh), impossibly in love and living the dream.
Just as everyone is, seemingly, in this collective called the Victory Project, the brainchild of Frank (Chris Pine), a motivational tycoon.
At Victory Headquarters, all the men work on a top secret project, the “development of progressive materials” as it’s called.
Is it nuclear weapons? The wives don’t ask questions; they just cook, clean and wait for their husbands to return home with a smile and a drink.