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Mulholland Dr.

  • Drama
  • 2001
  • David Lynch
  • 140 mins
  • 15

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.

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Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Betty Elms / Diane SelwynNaomi Watts
Rita / Camilla RhodesLaura Harring
Adam KesherJustin Theroux
Coco LenoixAnn Miller
Vincenzo CastiglianeDan Hedaya
JoeMark Pellegrino
Detective DomgaardBrent Briscoe
Det Harry McKnightRobert Forster
Louise BonnerLee Grant
Mr RocqueMichael J Anderson
GeneBilly Ray Cyrus
Jimmy KatzChad Everett
Luigi CastiglianeAngelo Badalamenti
CowboyMonty Montgomery

Crew

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DirectorDavid Lynch

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pathé
Released on
2017-04-14
Language
English
Guidance
Contains violence, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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