“Don’t Worry Darling” has certainly been central to a litany of drama before its release

The director getting hit with legal papers onstage at CinemaCon.

All that scandalous hubbub is more scintillating than what actually happens onscreen in the twisty and visually striking 

Director Olivia Wilde pulled off a fantastic debut with the excellent coming-of-age film “Booksmart”

 but "Don't Worry Darling," her second outing with writer Katie Silberman,

Pugh keeps it watchable as a young married woman trying to keep her sanity amidst a ton of gaslighting and constant doo-wop songs.

Alice (Pugh) and Jack live a regular, mostly vanilla life. Like all the other dudes in their cul-de-sac,

 Jack zooms off after morning breakfast to his secretive engineering job for the Victory Project

The overly attentive Alice begins to wonder if the Victory existence is all it’s cracked up to be

She begins to have strange blackouts, nightmares and visions, like of showgirls doing a Bob Fosse routine from hell.