Shakespearian, flamboyant, sensual, violent, funny, 'Wild At Heart', is without a doubt one of the major movies by the genius director David Lynch. Inspired by Barry Gifford's novel, with a soundtrack composed by Angelo Badalamenti, this is an unmissable masterpiece.
The acting in this film is the major obstacle to it being good. The universe created by David Lynch is very peculiar at best and takes some getting used to, but I get that. Although it is unnerving, it is strangely appealing.
However there is no excuse for the acting. I just don't understand how this can be considered a masterpiece with such poor acting performances.
Saw this years ago and wanted to revisit and hear the wonderfully dark moody music again. Some of the same actors as in other Lynch movies including the mother daughter team of Diane Ladd and Laura Dern. David Lynch seemed to like downplaying the beauty of Isabella Rossellini. The usual flat acting that one sees in other Lynch movies, part of his storytelling. Willem Dafoe plays the most incredibly scary thug, chilling to watch plus he is made up to have absolutely vile teeth to enhance the character. Story of mostly vile low life characters with few redeeming qualities. Enjoyed but don’t need to see again.