Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart

DVD - 2004
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Two young lovers are on the run from her nasty mother.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2004, 1990
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780792863373
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA WIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: David Lynch's Wild at heart


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Nov 10, 2017

David Lynch ( Blue velvet, Twin Peaks) delivers a stunning piece of work with this flamboyantly violent and erotic tale of love on the run. Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes International Film Festival, Wild At Heart is a twisted rollercoaster ride to redemption through an American gothic heart of darkness.

Nov 09, 2017

Maybe not for our audience, but maybe for my viewing ?

May 03, 2017

Great, crazy, over the top film by David Lynch- it captures the grotesqueness of American popular culture in the late 80's/ early 90's in a delightfully carnivalesque way. It's also a grand love story.

May 03, 2017

" Maybe there's something to the theory that Europeans "get" Lynch more than the average American does. Not sure about that, but I love this film just as much as Blue Velvet, Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Drive etc, and it surprises me that many have such a low opinion of it. Most Lynch films seem to explore the connection between romance (or at least lust) and darker impulses such as obsession, murder and dementia. Here the division is very clear; it's a full blown Romantic Epic, with Cage and Dern as the hopelessly-in-love couple on the run. The classic romance paradigm is done in a very tongue-in-cheek manner here, and Lynch and the actors have a great deal of fun portraying the characters in a cheesy, over-the-top manner. This is where some people seem to have a problem with the movie: the exaggerated acting of Cage & Dern. Personally, I think they do a great job-it is meant to be humorous, and it works as a perfectly good counterpoint to the increasingly sinister obstacles they must overcome. Here is where the movie really shines: Lynch lets his imagination run wild in his depiction of a bizarre and dangerous underworld of criminal activity. Willem Dafoe is pitch-perfect as the sleazy hitman, and the scene where he tries to seduce Laura Dern in the hotel room is one of the most disturbing moments of sexual tension ever caught on film. As with most David Lynch films, there are so many small details, so much humor and intelligence (as opposed to your average Hollywood hit) that it can be enjoyed over and over again. All in all, this is an extremely imaginative and fun movie, and not to be missed! " - G. Preston from Amazon.com

Apr 13, 2017

Personal favorite. Seriously messed up.

Mar 09, 2017

If you're a fan of David Lynch and his sensibilities as a filmmaker and you somehow haven't seen this movie yet, you'll probably enjoy it. If you haven't enjoyed other David Lynch works that you've seen, this movie most likely won't change your mind. If you're new to David Lynch, this probably isn't the best jumping on point; Eraserhead or Blue Velvet would probably make for a better introduction. Hope that helps you decide if you should watch this or not!

Dec 23, 2016

Only a self-deluded, hypocrite, snob would make a comment such as this - (quote) "most people are accustomed to mediocrity, so they get angry when confronted with something beyond their limited understanding."...... Ha! That's so pompously arrogant and self-loving that it's downright laughable.

Nov 12, 2016

I think that it's neither cute, nor clever, that director David Lynch managed to insert numerous "Wizard Of Oz" references into Wild At Heart's story.

Diehard fans of director Lynch may be tickled pink by this ultra-violent, Southern Gothic melodrama from 1990 - But this particular viewer found Lynch's utter absorption with ugliness really tough to take in the long run.

Wild At Heart's somewhat wonky, out-of-whack story focuses in on a pair of young and really stupid lovers named Sailor Ripley and Lula Fortune. (I think they deserve each other).... He's Elvis (?).... She's Marilyn (?).

They are blindly in love (natch) and on the lam. They hop into Lula's convertible and make an odyssey through an American Hell - Or - Is it really The Land of Oz?.... Who knows? Who Cares?

Aka_Aka_Aka Aug 06, 2016

In Wild At Heart, David Lynch (one of the most talentless and over-rated directors of his generation) tries so damn hard here to show us all just how weird he can be. And, because of this, it doesn't take long for this whole mess-of-a-movie to fall flat on its stupid face.

The film's story is completely forced, the cast is absolutely awful, the music is totally horrendous, the plot is painfully weak, and the dialogue is utterly horrific. And, if that wasn't bad enough, every single actor in this dumb picture tries to ham it up, where they even go to the ludicrous point of using unbelievable accents.

From start to finish - This demented movie just doesn't work at all. It's a truly hopeless case.

Jan 05, 2016

David Lynch rewards attentive viewing in this particular way, which is that over time, over his whole body of work, you develop an awareness of his narrative language, which he wields in many ways like classical myth...characters are also archetypes, situations & progressions carry a broader symbolic heft. I don't find it intentionally obscure, just intentionally very personal & specific. So if you can handle some weirdness & complexity, this is another great rendering of the fight for true love in an evil world, which is one of the abiding themes in his repertoire. The Diane Ladd mommy in the mirror meltdown is flawlessly disturbing. CR

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