Sweater Weather is coming, which means one thing: It’s time to watch Knives Out.
If you’re impatiently craving a brisk chill in the air, you can easily get in the fall mood by cozying up on the couch and watching Rian Johnson’s humorous murder mystery.
Though Knives Out is meant to be enjoyed year-round, the movie is set in the fall months, features a gorgeous autumnal color palette, and puts foliage on full display. It also showcases a wardrobe ripe with sweaters, scarves, pea coats, and other warm and snuggly styles. All of these components make it the perfect fall film, and thus, September will henceforth be known as the start of Knives Out season.
I mean, can you even look at these fresh fall outfits without feeling like crawling into a wooden restaurant booth, downing a beer, and eating a nice hot bowl of beans? I, for one, find it impossible!
Ransom Drysdale, god of sweaters.
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Get us some beer and beans, now!
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I first saw Knives Out in 2019 on a perfect November night, and as some of you may recall, my major takeaway was that Chris Evans’ cable-knit sweater is the eighth wonder of the world. After a kind Twitter user, @mapleservo, reminded me that Knives Out perfectly embodies “sweater weather,” I knew it was time for a rewatch. And others agree that Knives Out has some of the biggest autumn vibes in cinematic history.
If all these screenshots from Knives Out were somehow not autumnal enough to inspire a movie night, perhaps these tweets that imagine the cast of film as adorable, sweater-wearing baby goats will do the trick.
The bottom line is this: If you’re looking to speed up the arrival of fall, I can think of no better way than to put on a sweater, drape a blanket over your shoulders, fill a “My House, My Rules, My Coffee!!” mug with tea, and watch Knives Out on Amazon Prime. And we guarantee that after the movie ends you’ll be inspired to “really start dressin'”.
This article was originally published in September 2020 and updated in September 2021.