Friday, July 8, 2016

Wild at Heart (1990)

Samuel Goldwyn Company
Directed by David Lynch
My rating: 2 stars out of 4

Young lovers Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern go on the lam after he breaks parole. Her mother, who had hired someone to kill him, sends another depraved hit man after them. After a brief stop in New Orleans they end up in a deserted town in west Texas where they are befriended by Dafoe under false pretenses. Lynch's attempt at comedy comes off as a parody of his own style. Cage and Dern overact tremendously, only Dafoe as the hit man manages to keep his characterization under control. The soundtrack is dated by bombastic, inappropriate music by speed metal band Powermad, not to mention Cage's horrific Elvis impersonation. Lynch's worst film.

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