Saturday, February 10, 2007

Movie Review: Wild At Heart

Gory, trippy and disturbing on so many levels its no wonder this movie is now one of my personal favorites. With an off beat sense of humor, and vividly intense imagery David Lynch brings to life an adult version of The Wizard of Oz. However, between all the sex and violence lies a genuine love story. Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lula Pace (Laura Dern) are two star-crossed lovers on the run from a variety of colorful characters hired by Lula’s mom to kill Sailor.

I made the mistake of watching it while my older (and uptight) sister was in the room with me. She ended up calling me a sick puppy and ran out of the room with her eyes closed and her hands over her ears. She did not even finish watching the first 5 minutes of the film. Although I feel obligated to warn anyone who has yet to see this film about all the brutality, I do feel if you give it a chance it might just grow on you. Or maybe it only grows on demented people with an innate ability to find the humor/love amidst all the shockingly horrific violence.

P.S. I was forced to switch to beta, the damn thing would not let me sign in to the old blogger unless I upgraded. How unfair!

11 comments:

v said...

I too like the works of Lynch but am the first to say they are a bit (understatement) disturbing. I'm not sure if I made it through WILD AT HEART or if this is the Lynch film I caught 15 minutes at a time on BRAVO over three weeks, lol. I really like LOST HIGHWAY by Lynch. If you haven't seen that yet I definitely say check it out and if it piques your interest, watch it.

I kinda find the incident with your sister funny, but I understand she has a bit of a point. The works of David Lynch are an acquired taste, and sometimes (IMHO) he does cross the line. But then he's also directed understated gems like THE ELEPHANT MAN and THE STRAIGHT STORY. Yeah, weird guy.

PixieGaf said...

V if you saw this film on Bravo they must of edited the hell out of it. You should see it uncensored its probably 100 times better.

I love David Lynch's work but I agree with you he is not for everyone.

ffleur said...

I kinda liked this movie for the sexiness factor. It was tres sexy. Laura Dern's mother was such a crazy character and that was weird.

Yeah, I had to switch too because it forced me. Like you, I couldn't sign in and create a new post unless I switched. How bossy!

Diane said...

When I was in college, every guy I knew thought Blue Velvet was the greatest film ever and I thought it was pretty sick . . .

GetFlix said...

What a great post. I am a big Lynch fan. The Lost Highway is superb. The Elephant Man is an absolute gem. I have not seen Wild At Heart, but will.

But I am also with Diane. I did not like Blue Velvet. But really enjoyed Lynch's version of Dune.

M-M-M-Mishy said...

Lynch's movies can be an aquired taste, but I do find it funny that your sister ran out of the room with her fingers in her ears.

prunella jones said...

I read somewhere that David Lynch loves Bobs Big Boy restaurants so much that he eats at one everyday. That makes me laugh.

bird said...

Hi Pix!
This was an epic amazing movie!
Nic Cage hasn't done better!
BTW, how are you /:)

PixieGaf said...

Bird I missed you! I have been fine glad to see you are back to blogging.

bird said...

Aw thanks..I am better now!
I am glad to talk to the Pixie!
Are you still in school?
How are the classes?
Check out the silly bird blog and tell me!

joy said...

My 2nd fave behind Mullholland dr.