Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
|Release Date||:||May 1, 1990|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Crime, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||David Lynch, Barry Gifford, David Lynch, Barry Gifford|
|Casts||:||Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Calvin Lockhart, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, Sherilyn Fenn, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., David Patrick Kelly, William Morgan Sheppard, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jack Nance, John Lurie, Frances Bay, Sheryl Lee, Charlie Spradling|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, sex, witch, hotel room, texas, loss of father, car journey, new orleans, hitman, snake skin jacket, fairy, murder, car crash, escape, mother daughter relationship, pistol, violence, killer, bank robbery, car, hoodlum|
Outrageous! This is another sick-but-fascinating David Lynch film, maybe his sickest, although I've never seen Eraserhead.
The most interesting feature of this strange movie, I think, was the weird characters, one after the other. Make that ultra-weird.....and the strangest of them all is "Bobby Peru," played by Willem Dafoe. In all my years of movie watching, I think "Bobby Peru" still has to rank in the top five of the creepiest characters. He is so outrageously disgusting and perverted you just have to laugh out loud at him.
In fact, "outrageous" might be the best word to describe this film, characters and all.
This wild and entertaining film sometimes makes me shake my head in disgust that I own it, and at other times makes me just laugh out loud at the absurdity of it. You really have to have a dark sense of humor to appreciate much of it. I do, to some degree....enough to keep viewing this.
Nicholas Cage is particularly fun to watch and provides most of the laughs. Laura Dern is also convincing as a trailer-trash-type. If you want a clue on why Dern would play such a sleazy role, check out her real-life mom in this film, Diane Ladd, who plays her mother in the movie. It looks like Mom passed on her wholesome values.
As with some other Lynch films, the music is outstanding: just a great soundtrack. I bought the CD to this a year after first seeing the movie, and I've always enjoyed it. And, another Lynch trait that certainly is here is the excellent visual style, which is enhanced by the widescreen DVD.
So, if you are looking for an outrageous two hours and you aren't easily shocked or offended, this would be a film to consider.