2018 Film Challenge: 27. Wild At Heart

I first watched this film in about 2013, so not really that long ago, though I’d managed to forget practically everything about it. On the plus side, that meant that this re-watch was still surprising and almost like watching it for the first time.

I’d remembered it as being quite a ‘normal’ film for David Lynch, which I guess it is by his standards, though it is still quite weird. Hoorah!

Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching it:

  • You can tell it’s a Lynch film just from the cast list. That and ‘music by Angelo Badalamenti’.
  • What is he doing?
  • That’s some interesting dancing
  • Ha ha ha
  • I’d remembered this film as being quite ‘normal’, but that was clearly just by Lynch standards
  • That’s not something you should say to a guy you’re sleeping with
  • Lots of fire
  • Lynch likes a hitman
  • You don’t want to spill any coffee when wearing those maids outfits! If they even qualify as outfits.
  • The notion of a talking penis is quite scary
  • Ewwww
  • She’s got some issues
  • The ‘dancing’ is totally my favourite
  • Yes. Bit of Wicked Game.
  • Ah, the all-too-brief appearance of Sherilyn Fenn
  • Grace Zabriskie’s awesome
  • A candy necklace! Do they still make those? They were simultaneously awesome and rubbish.
  • Jack Nance!
  • Is that the dude from Unruhe?
  • One Eyed Jack’s! This was around the same time as Twin Peaks, right?
  • He’s a pleasant man
  • Willem Dafoe plays creepy well
  • Those pants!
  • Ughhhh, the teeth
  • Ha ha ha, but also, ew
  • Ha ha ha ha
  • Laura Dern cryface!
  • Sheryl Lee!! How had I forgotten about this?
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 27. Wild At Heart

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    This was another film that I hadn’t seen, but had owned on blu-ray (as part of a David Lynch box set) for several years.

    I enjoyed the film, but without ever being blown away by it. I’m not really a huge fan of Nicolas Cage as an actor, and can’t say that this changed my opinion of him all that much. I liked Laura Dern and Diane Ladd though, and Willem Defoe was wonderfully sleazy as Bobby Peru. I also liked the allusions to the Wizard of Oz and Elvis.

    Overall, it was fun and held my interest, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again.

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