27 Unanswered Questions And Plot Holes In "Don't Worry Darling" That Have Been Keeping Me Awake At Night

    I just need some closure.

    WARNING: Major spoilers for Don't Worry Darling ahead! Continue at your own peril.

    Olivia Wilde's visually stunning masterpiece has been dividing audiences since it hit theaters.

    Seven cast members, including director Olivia Wilde, pose on the red carpet

    The film is chock-full of twists and turns, so it's no wonder that many left the cinema scratching their heads.

    Well, let's get to it. If you have answers to any of the questions that have been keeping me awake at night, please let me know in the comments!

    And one last reminder: heavy spoilers below! 

    1. So, first question: Jack is unemployed in the flashback, so how is he affording the rent, bills, and fee he mentions to stay in Victory?

    Jack and Alice in bed together

    2. How did Jack get Alice into the simulation to begin with?

    Jack looking intense as he stares at Alice

    3. What are those rumblings?!

    the neighborhood in Victory

    4. Okay, slightly gross, but if Alice is strapped to the bed indefinitely, how does she go to the bathroom and stay in the simulation?

    Alice looking worried while lying in a bathtub

    5. How do her eyes stay moist for that long when they're clamped open?!

    6. Speaking of unexplained health questions, how is Peg constantly pregnant?

    Peg looks concerned as she looks at a person out of shot on her left

    7. And talking about kids, did Bunny's kids appear on day one with Bunny and her husband, or did she go through pregnancy and birth in Victory?

    Bunny looking off to the side

    8. Another thing with Bunny: If she is fully cognizant of being in a simulation and entered willingly because she wanted the illusion of being with her kids after the real-life children unfortunately passed away, why would she want her memory to retain the fact that her Victory kids are not real and her real kids are dead?

    Bunny happily swinging her daughter around playfully

    9. So many Bunny questions. How is it that Bunny knows everything the men know, but no one has dragged her off for shock therapy to reset her brain into submissive-housewife mode? Is it because she willingly embodies the role anyway?

    10. What does a promotion in Victory actually mean?

    11. Why is no one looking for Alice?!

    Alice looking into the exit of the simulation

    12. Why is there no sort of firewall around the Victory Headquarters if it's an exit point?

    13. Oh, and how did Alice suddenly become a badass stunt driver when the women say they can't drive and Jack is still teaching Alice?

    14. When Alice is careering toward HQ in a high-speed chase, why did Frank seem so chill on the phone?

    15. Do people have jobs in Victory, or are they simulations?

    A yellow bus with "Victory Town Link" on the side driving out of frame as Alice runs into the desert

    16. Is the electroshock therapy in real life or in the simulation?

    Bird's-eye view of Alice being dragged away from the car by men in red

    17. Olivia Wilde herself has confirmed that the men are supposed to be incels. So why is it that all the sex scenes are very much about Alice's pleasure and not Jack's?

    Alice and Jack in front of a sign that says "Welcome Home Miss Alice"

    18. When Jack and Alice were, ahem, having fun at Frank's party and Alice saw Frank watching them, why didn't she stop?!

    Frank watching Alice and Jack in the middle of an intimate moment

    19. How do medications, alcohol, and food work in Victory?

    20. Why does it seem as if there's some kind of tension with or fear of Shelley when she first enters the dance class?

    Seven women in black ballet outfits line up at the barre

    21. Why does Frank say that he likes the challenge Alice presents to him, while it's implied that Margaret was a nuisance for doing the same thing?

    22. Why was the doctor carrying around Margaret's file with literally all of the information redacted?

    An open file with the words blocked over in black ink and a photo of a woman in the top corner

    23. What did Shelley mean when she said, "It's my turn now"? What was her plan when she stabbed Frank?

    Shelley wearing a brightly coloured dress and looking confused

    24. What are the horror-esque bits (like where Alice is getting crushed against the glass) all about?

    Alice pressed uncomfortably against a glass window

    25. Why did no one think it was odd that the whole town had the exact same specific meet-cute, and everyone came from or honeymooned at three particular locations?

    Alice smiling on a bus, surrounded by women in dresses

    26. What was the red plane that both Alice and Margaret saw?

    A red plane with black smoke coming out of its exhaust against a blue sky

    27. Bunny says that "if the men die in Victory, they die in real life." Was this just a weird turn of phrase, or do the women not die in real life if they die in Victory?

    Margaret in the reflection of the mirror in a dance class

    There's no doubt that there are definitely some patchy areas in Don't Worry Darling, whether through the writers' oversight as they spliced the original script with their own or simply not enough attention to detail, but overall, I did like the film (despite having about 6 million questions).

    That said, these questions won't let me rest! Help a girl out by letting me know your takes in the comments, as I doubt we'll get answers from Hollywood anytime soon.

    Alice crying as she confides in Bunny