Los Angeles, city of angels. Amnesiac and wounded, a mysterious femme fatale wanders on the sinuous road of Mulholland Drive. She finds a shelter at Betty's house (Naomi Watts 'King Kong'). an aspiring actress just arrived from her hometown and in search of stardom in Hollywood. First of all intrigued by the stranger who calls herself Rita (Laura Elena Harring), Betty discovers that her handbag is dull of dollar bundles. The two women get to know each other better and decide to investigate in order to discover Rita's true identity....
Too much left unresolved, let down by the ending.
- Mulholland Drive review by Alain
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You rated this film: 3
First of all the talents of David Lynch in this film are undeniable. The whole thing is a great display of originality and art, and beautifully shot. As the plot thickens and the story develops the viewers are left desperate to know what is going on and therein lies the biggest weakness of the film. The last 20 minutes do nothing to resolve anything, quite the opposite actually. Not sure if the whole thing is strung together by a supernatural explanation, or is it a mental disorder? Either way we can't be left speculating that much. An open ending is fine and often thought provoking but in this case it seems the director didn't have an ending or a resolution and couldn't explain it himself.
OR, maybe I'm just too dumb. Either way that left me feeling a bit irritated.
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- Mulholland Drive review by CM
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You rated this film: 1
This film really was a waste of time watching. it was terrible. At the end of the film we were left wondering what it was about and what had happened - but had gone beyond caring.
What is this film about, dunno. What is the message, dunno. So with the storyline dealt with, my review.
Irrespective of the above, this is one of the best films I have ever seen. It is brilliantly acted, hypnotic, surreal and a work of art. Harring, Watts and Theroux are phenomenal. The scenes are just so good I could watch them as single pieces, like the movie mogul with his coffee, Theroux visiting the mysterious cowboy, the amazing dream like sequence when a teary Harring and Watts watch a singer in a theatre. I can imagine a lot of people hating it and thinking I'm off my trolley, but I know there's others who will get me and love it too. Absolutely fantastic.