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Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

David Lynch (2001)

140min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
As twisted as the Los Angeles road it takes its name from, this is a typically weird and wonderful rumination on the American Dream, the Hollywood nightmare and the mysterious grey area in between from director David Lynch. Easily his most demanding work since Fire Walk with Me, Lynch's dazzling thriller reaches new heights of mesmeric fascination thanks to scintillating visuals and an offbeat emotional intensity. Although many plot strands are thrown into the suspenseful mix - betraying its original genesis as an intended follow-up TV series to Twin Peaks - the main focus is on the bizarre relationship between amnesiac movie star Laura Elena Harring and wannabe actress Naomi Watts. Unfolding like "The Anne Heche Story" as viewed through a kinky kaleidoscope, Lynch's surrealist fantasia does go over familiar territory - trademark dwarves, camp retro pop songs, symbolic imagery - but with a heightened edge of incisive observation. With a sensational performance by Watts, it's a triple-strength masterpiece that will more than satisfy the die-hard Lynch mob and may even gain a receptive new audience for the Sultan of Strange.

Summary

An actress arrives home to find a mysterious woman in her room who is suffering from amnesia. She sets out with the stranger to discover how she got there - but the trail quickly leads to intrigue, blackmail and murder. David Lynch's drama, starring Naomi Watts, Justin Theroux, Laura Harring and Robert Forster.

Cast & Crew

Betty Elms / Diane Selwyn Naomi Watts
Rita / Camilla Rhodes Laura Harring
Adam Kesher Justin Theroux
Coco Lenoix Ann Miller
Vincenzo Castigliane Dan Hedaya
Joe Mark Pellegrino
Detective Domgaard Brent Briscoe
Det Harry McKnight Robert Forster
Louise Bonner Lee Grant
Mr Rocque Michael J Anderson
Gene Billy Ray Cyrus
Jimmy Katz Chad Everett
Luigi Castigliane Angelo Badalamenti
Cowboy Monty Montgomery
Director David Lynch
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathé Guidance: Contains violence, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 4 Jan 2002

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