Real vs Reel: Is Alice, Darling a true story based on a woman who went on The Dating Game?Alice, Darling is not a true story based on a woman who went on 'The Dating Game' in the 1970s and chose a man who was an actual serial killer Author : Malkit Singh
After a span of more than a year, Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick's career-best movie Alice, Darling is all set to be released on the OTT platform. Anna Kendrick starrer movie Alice, Darling was released in theaters in January 2022 and now it is also slated to be released on Lionsgate Play. Alice-Darling will be released on Lionsgate Play on May 26, 2023. When the movie was released in theaters, Anna Kendrick had received many praise and netizens on social media had stated that this was actress's career-best movie. Alice, Darling is a psychological thriller drama that revolves around Alice (Anna Kendrick) who is trapped in an abusive relationship. Directed by Mary Nighy, Alice,Darline has a stellar starcast which includes Anna Kendrick as Alice, Kaniehtiio Horn as Tess, Charlie Carrick as Simon, Wunmi Mosaku as Sophie, Mark Winnick as Marcus and more in the leading role. With the countdown for the movie has begun, the question arises whether Alice,Darling is a true story or Alice, Darling is a real story or not? To know the answer continue reading-
Is Alice,Darling a true story?
The answer is no. So, the question arises if Alice, Darling is not a true story then why fans are confused related to the storyline? The confusion is due to a report which quoted Anna talking about her movie The Dating Games. So, the answer is Alice, Darling is not a true story based on a woman who went on 'The Dating Game' in the 1970s and chose a man who was an actual serial killer. However, Alice, Darling is about a woman who experiences psychological and emotional abuse in an intimate relationship.
It is pertinent to mention here that although Alice, Darling is not a true story, Hollywood actress Anna Kendrick revealed that she did this movie as she was also a victim of an abusive relationship in reality. Anna Kendrick was quoted by a Hollywood news portal saying, "One of the actresses in it said to me the first day of filming that she was really excited to see my performance because the performance was sort of the evidence [of the abuse]. And I found that so powerful because she was talking about the movie and the performance, but it really resonated for me too, that I know myself and I am the evidence. I don't need to catalog what he said on this day and how that went down. I know what my experience was, and I'm the evidence, and that's enough."
Anna revealed more about her abusive relationship while talking LA Times. She clarified that although her ex-boyfriend never hit her physically she was indeed afraid that he will one day. "Well, he never hit me, and I’m not really afraid that he’s going to hit me. How do I discern between normal conflict and abuse? Why is my body in so much fear all of the time? Why do I wake up feeling like he’s in bed next to me and wondering, ‘OK, do I have 30 seconds before I start performing or … ?’” said Anna Kendrick.
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Therefore, those looking to stream an actually riveting thriller of relationship abuse in order to educate themselves or others, Alice, Darling is a must watch on Lionsgate Play.