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Jack Robinson👽’s review published on Letterboxd:
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David Lynch Ranked
Toilets and Boobs and Cigarettes' Oh my!
Directors sure where horny in the 90's and this was a big thirst film for Lynch who decided to make his interpretation of the Wizard of OZ on cocaine for Adults , its sneezy, horny and dirty.
This Movie for a solid chunk of the story was very intriguing with Lynch’s great quirky style, I enjoyed the chemistry and dialogue between Sailor and Lula was really good, the action sequences were fun and very Lynch-esque bizarre performances from Diane Ladd and Willam Defoe, I was invested in this insane journey down the yellow brick road.
The third act is where the narative really falls apart for me Although the characters were interesting and unique to follow in the story the plot of the film itself just goes in all kinds of strange directions. Some funny moments are enjoyable but for the most part the film becomes confusing and bland and loses my interest. Some of the characters I felt got built up and then written off in an unsatisfying way. Nicolas Cage’s character makes some silly choices and ruins the romance built up between him and Lula they try to create this very dramatic ending by making him abandon Lola and their child cause he thought he would be a bad influence in their life which made no sense cause they had only been reunited for a short time and he had not even had a chance to know if he would be a good father or not and unneeded homophobia is used. Some characters where there just to make the plot seem out there and chaotic but I felt it had no relevance to the main story and was a waste of time.
I think the story defiantly went down with me better on this rewatch now that I understand Lynch artistic style better but this story still has a lot of unsatisfying elements that I can’t fully invest in.