Mulholland Dr. (2001)
"A Love Story In The City Of Dreams "After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Where does it begin and end??
Hitchcock would be proud of this movie. Even when nothing happens, it is
suspenseful. Director David Lynch overuses a few cheap thrill tricks here
and there, but he intersperses them with other cinematographic techniques
keep it from becoming obtuse.
Altogether surreal, this movie is like waking up and remembering most of a
dream but not enough to make it sensible. I am still trying to figure it
all out and will probably have to see it again to catch things I missed and
which may help me understand it better. It is a very detailed plot that
very slowly comes together, so you must be patient and pay attention. Get
your bathroom trip out of the way before it starts. And yet, the plot is
overshadowed by the theme, the mood, the character development, and the
The dual roles of the main actress, Naomi Watts, showcase her enormous
talent. That is, when I could get my eyes off of her co-star. What an
Lynch surprises throughout the movie with unusual camera angles, the
length/timing of editing cuts, jumping back and forth between scenes.
Combined with smart use of music and sounds, it all helps to build suspense
in our minds, doubtless a major objective of the director. Well, he kept
on the edge of my seat, even had me talking to the actors to be careful
here, and not be so naive there. You know, the kind of stuff you want to
smack your kids for doing at the movies.