Mulholland Dr

Mulholland Dr

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
Adam Kesher Justin Theroux
Det Harry McKnight Robert Forster
Rita/Camilla Rhodes Laura Harring
Coco Lenoix Ann Miller
Vincenzo Castigliane Dan Hedaya
Joe Mark Pellegrino
Det Domgaard Brent Briscoe
Director David Lynch
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: PathéGuidance: Contains violence, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Apr 2017
Drama