Wild At Heart (1990) Review



**Review Taken From My Personal Rotten Tomatoes Account**

Plot: Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula’s mom has hired to kill Sailor.

David Lynch weaves yet another lively, intoxicating tale of lurid violence and sex

Written and directed by Lynch, and based off of a 1989 pulp novel, this film is just an extremely well made thriller. This film is just full of everything a Lynchian film should be full of: pulpiness, wacky characters, over the top scenes of sex and violence, and an amazing soundtrack. The dialogue is pitch perfect, with some excellent dark comedy splashed in for good measure, and the story is very well developed. The direction of course is nothing short of brilliance, with amazing camera work. And of course the absolutely fantastic soundtrack, which features a bevy of different, various artists, including Nicolas Cage, in a top notch impression, singing two Elvis songs (“Love Me Tender” and “Love Me”), and the always great “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak.



The film features absolutely brilliant, electrifying performances from the entire cast, including Diane Ladd, Willem Defoe, Harry Dean Stanton, Cripsin Glover, and Isabella Rossellini, but most especially coming from Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern who play the two main characters Sailor and Luna. This is probably one of the best performances Cage has ever given, and it sure is amazing.



n conclusion, while “Wild at Heart” is not Lynch’s finest work, I’ll either give that title to “Blue Velvet” or “The Elephant Man”, it is an absolute riot. It’s lurid, violent, just about everything you would want from a Lynch movie and more. And might I just say again I loved Nicolas Cage’s Elvis impression! He just totally embodies the character. I highly recommend this movie.

My Rating: 9/10

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