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Attempt to be cool...
on 24 March 2014
Newly promoted vice-president Charles Driggs meets free-spirited "Lulu" after cheating a restaurant for fun.
Lulu offers a ride for him in her convertible but she "abducts" Charles and they go to a motel in New Jersey, where they spend the night together.
Next morning, she heads to her hometown in Pennsylvania to spend the weekend with Charlie. When they arrive in her mother's home, she discloses her real name - "Audrey Hankel" - to him and she tells her mother that Charlie is her husband.
They go to her high school reunion posing as husband and wife.
But Audrey's ex-husband Ray Sinclair that has just been released from prison on parole meets her in the party.
After a while, Ray becomes violent, he hits Charlie, and he kidnaps Audrey. But Charlie does not intend to give up on her...
Having not seen this movie for over twenty years, i did not know what to expect, as I was young then, and didn't really get the connotations.
While it still feels freah today and highly original, one cannot help but think that it takes a while to get going.
The first act is the zany comedy, and it really hits you as much as it does Charlie, what is happening to him, and why? The second act is the romance, as soon as Griffith changes her hair, it changes her personality and the personality of the film.
And then once we are introduced to Ray, the film turns dark instantly. I have never seen an entrance by a character that can change a films atmosphere in literally a second.
One moment, you feel like Charlie is finally getting the upper hand in life, and then Liotta changes everything. Liotta is easily the best thing about this film, as his cold glare and psychopathic tendencies really make this film something else. If somebody had left the room for twenty minutes and came, they would honestly think they were watching a different movie.
Daniels and Griffith are fun, and really make the film more endearing, but it does sometimes feel mixed up and a little schizophrenic.
But the film can never be called boring, because it does entertain, especially seeing and pointing out all the cameos.