Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart (1990)

Wild at Heart
6.8/10 by 232 users

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
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Production Company:Samuel Goldwyn
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:David Lynch
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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
  • Mesmerizing.
    March 1, 2005
    Recipient of the prestigious Palme d'Or award at Cannes, David Lynch's "Wild at Heart" is an amazingly brilliant spectacle for the senses. Bold splashes of deep red, curiously staged musical numbers (Nicolas Cage does his own singing – and he's great!), and the continuous references to "The Wizard of Oz" help create a surreal and dreamlike texture to the narrative. The story in brief: Sailor and Lula (excellent performances from both Nicolas Cage & Laura Dern); two broken souls passionately in love, flee the vengeful wrath of Lula's mother Marietta, who for reasons of her own will stop at nothing to ensure the lovers are kept apart. Diane Ladd practically steals the show in her brave portrayal of Lula's psychopathic mother Marietta. Gut wrenchingly violent in places, hopelessly romantic in others; Lynch has crafted an adult fairy tale worthy of multiple viewings. Recommended to those who enjoy and appreciate abstract methods of film-making – a definite 10/10!