Movie Review: Mulholland Drive

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Short review on the psychological thriller Mulholland Drive.

Submitted: April 29, 2011

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Submitted: April 29, 2011



Mulholland Drive

Review: The movie centers around a woman named Betty (Naomi Watts) that has come to Los Angeles, California to pursue her career in acting. However, when a limousine accident occurs on Mulholland Drive leaving two people dead and the third passenger amnesic, things go awry. When Rita (Laura Harring) wanders into the house Betty is staying they quickly become friends searching for the truth behind what has really happened on Mulholland Drive. With only a handbag containing a stack of money and a blue key as their only clues, the two dive into a journey of mystery and murder. During the journey they are tried against what is reality and what is a dream. Another side story to the plot is about a Director named Adam Kesher (Justin Theroux) whose life seems to be falling apart. However, he and Betty's paths continue crossing throughout the movie, leaving an ominous mood in their wake each time. It's apparent that no matter how opposite all these character seems to be, they are all tied together somehow in a negative way. The film, which was written and directed by David Lynch is an absolute cinematographic masterpiece. The angles in which the movie is film can give the viewer feelings of vertigo at times, and can even play tricks on your eyes in order to add effect. It's clear that it was intricately thought out in order to benefit the purpose of the fill, which is to thrill. There isn't a moment in the movie when you're not on the edge of your seat, even thought most of the time there is no thrill at the end of the scene. David Lynch does this by playing dark, foreboding music that makes the viewer feel as though something bad will happen, even though it doesn't. This is an excellent technique to keep audience, and really adds to the overall feeling of the movie. Combining the excellent cast with the direction and cinematography of David Lynch really makes this a very binding film full of twists and turns that keeps the audience entertained. Due to the fact that the structure and dynamic this movie follows is unconventional, it's difficult to go into detail about the actual film. But I would recommend this movie to anyone looking to for a good mental work out. Its an excellent film and you will not be disappointed. Watch it twice.

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