Wild at Heart

Wild at Heart ★★★★

Wild at Heart is a cool, clumsy, and damn crazy film that's wholly dark, but has a romantic core and an almost cartoonish feel to it. It's one of Lynch' most conventional and straight-forward films, but it still has Lynch written all over it. After a bloody opening, the two lovers goes on a bizarre and wild road trip which just gets weirder and weirder, until its sweet ending. Dafoe's character is extremely grotesque and creepy, I found him both hilarious and horrifying. Cage is killing it with a cool snake skin jacket, Dern is convincing and gorgeous as always, and it was great to see all the known faces from Twin Peaks and other Lynch films. It contains some killer one-liners, it ranges from disturbing to amusing throughout, and it has some classic crazy Lynchian imagery. And though I really enjoyed the film, it left me sort of underwhelmed and I feel like I would have enjoyed it more if i'd seen The Wizard of Oz. Definitely not one of Lynch' best, but quite easily one of his most fun and entertaining.

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