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Mullholland Drive review,
This review is from: David Lynch: The Collection [DVD] (DVD)
Mulholland Drive is not the masterpiece it is cracked up to be. There are 125 reviews on Amazon and most of these reviews claim how clever the movie is, and yet none of the reviewers feel the need to share their knowledge with the rest of us confused David lynch fans.
Here is my take on the movie - the end is really the beginning. The actress (Naomi Watts) arrived in Hollywood to chase the dream of breaking into Hollywood movies and ends up working as a waitress. Her lover Laura Harring (Rita) dumps Naomi Watts for a movie director (J.Theroux). Naomi Watts is devasted that her life has not turned out the way she dreamed, and she is devasted that her lover abandoned her. She hires a hitman. End of movie....
David Lynch throws in his usual weirdness - the creepy nightclub 'Silencio', and the mysterious blue box. And lets not forget the odd cowboy with the massive hat. Who were the laughing elderly couple?
Is there a deeper meaning? Who cares.....or is it a mistake to try too hard to work out everything that David Lynch does? I have watched this movie a few time, but the difference between this movie and Lynch's other classics (Straight Story, Wild at Heart, B Velvet) is i shall watch S.Story, Wild at Heart and B.Velvet again in the future but i will not bother with Mulholland Drive again.
Mull Drive is hypnotic. There are many brilliant scenes (Billy Ray Cyrus in bed with hte directors wife), and the performances are excellent. My only criticism was that there seemed to be a few storylines set up that went nowhere, and this makes sense because the story goes that Mull Drive was intended to be a 'Twin Peaks' type TV series.
I believe that it is better to just watch it without constantly trying to work out what it means.