A romantic comedy about the adventures of an innocent dreamer in the weird and colourful landscape of the American West. Caught between childhood and adulthood he finds himself back in his hometown where he becomes involved with a wealthy widow and stepdaughter. Johnny Depp stars as the young man torn between the place he came from and the life he was making for himself.
Sad, funny and strange.
- Arizona Dream review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Arizona Dream is an offbeat comedy with a surreal twist about the intermingling lives of a group of unusual characters. Johnny Depp stars as Axel Blackmar who works in New York tagging fish and monitoring their behaviour and is obsessed with trying to find out if fish dream. The film follows the story of Axel returning to his hometown in Arizona and his quirky encounters and relationships with various characters. 'Arizona Dream' is one of those films you'll either love with a passion or find completely boring, but if you're a fan of surreal films like 'Big Fish' and 'Amélie' then 'Arizona Dream' is worth a look.
The poker-faced Johnny Depp and the still beguiling Faye Dunaway head an exuberant cast who readily immerse themselves in Kusturica's delightfully surreal world of lust and quarrels and broken crockery not to mention his trademark dotty contraptions (in this case a flying machine) to a musical background of Django Reinhardt and a manic accordion (another directorial leitmotif). But this foray into the English language doesn't quite have the engaging edge of Kuturica's native Serbian movies, so gloriously anarchic and wonderfully mad.