6 thoughts on “Trick or Tuesday: Nightmare Alley (2021)

  1. I have seen this movie, and I didn’t finish it. I wanted a far different movie than what was delivered, although the costumes were lovely.

  2. Ooooh. No, I haven’t seen this movie. It was kinda/sorta on my radar, and this post just gave it a huge nudge. The costumes look gorgeous. I love all these actors as well as the period and circus settings. So….why haven’t I watched this yet?!?! Also, you’re right, Guillermo del Toro is always a “mood”, so I’ll keep that in mind when I settle down to watch this gorgeous movie!! Thanks for the rec!

  3. Haven’t seen it, but I often like del Toro, and those performers and costumes are certainly worth my time.

  4. I agree that you have to buy into Bradley Cooper’s character and performance for the film to work. Unfortunately, I felt the character was written to have been played by someone 20 years younger than Cooper, so it didn’t work for me.

  5. Tyrone Power also did a movie of this story back in the 1940’s. He wanted to change his good-guy image and fought to get the movie made. IDK about the newer version, but in this one he ended up as the circus “geek” biting heads off chickens. Molly’s “skimpy” costume was a little flashier in that version too.

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