Wild at Heart

David Lynch tackles the dual fantasticness of The Wizard of Oz and Elvis to produce one of the most memorable cult films of the ‘90s. This wicked, lurid, picaresque tale follows cool King worshipper/ex-con Sailor Ripley (Nicolas Cage) and his mad-in-love girlfriend Lula (Laura Dern) on the way to New Orleans while Lula’s witchy, twitchy obsessive mother (Diane Ladd) chases them across the country via a hired killer. In a nonstop tornado of epic gory weirdness, Cage and Dern run across the ultimate rogue’s gallery of filmic freakazoids played by Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Sherilyn Fenn, Crispin Glover, Grace Zabriskie, Jack Nance, and Willem Dafoe (in the funky role of a lifetime) as a mentally malformed, lecherous, lizard-like greaseball unparalleled in movie villainy. This oh-so-quotable, deep-fried slice of lunacy can’t be seen enough times, so click your heels three times and come on down to pay tribute to this CinemaScope comic nightmare.

Dir. David Lynch, 1990, 35mm, 124 min.

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