A women cleaning a bath tub and mirrors reflecting her.
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After Watching Don’t Worry Darling, I Have a Lot of Questions

Do the incessantly repeated circle motifs actually mean anything, or are they just supposed to look cool? Do circles even look cool? Is there any symbolic or thematic substance to the images announcing that something isn’t quite right? Why the cracked mirrors, the empty eggs, the falling airplane, the closing-in walls? Okay, the closing-in walls clearly mean something, but isn’t it a little heavy-handed? And if we leave aside the question of thematic relevance, doesn’t the reveal that Victory is a tightly controlled simulation ruled over by Frank make all the surreal happenings incoherent, plot-wise? Should we just assume they’re glitches? Why do they feel so much like clues?

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