Gory, trippy and disturbing on so many levels its no wonder this movie is now one of my personal favorites. With an off beat sense of humor, and vividly intense imagery David Lynch brings to life an adult version of The Wizard of Oz. However, between all the sex and violence lies a genuine love story. Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and Lula Pace (Laura Dern) are two star-crossed lovers on the run from a variety of colorful characters hired by Lula’s mom to kill Sailor.
I made the mistake of watching it while my older (and uptight) sister was in the room with me. She ended up calling me a sick puppy and ran out of the room with her eyes closed and her hands over her ears. She did not even finish watching the first 5 minutes of the film. Although I feel obligated to warn anyone who has yet to see this film about all the brutality, I do feel if you give it a chance it might just grow on you. Or maybe it only grows on demented people with an innate ability to find the humor/love amidst all the shockingly horrific violence.
P.S. I was forced to switch to beta, the damn thing would not let me sign in to the old blogger unless I upgraded. How unfair!