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Wild at Heart
Wild at Heart
Actors: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Duwayne Dunham, Frederick Elmes
Director: David Lynch
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2004     2hr 4min

David Lynch delivers a "stunning piece of work" (Chicago Tribune) with this "flamboyantly violent and erotic" (The Village Voice) tale of love on the run ┬? now remastered under Lynch┬'s supervision with upgraded picture a...  more »


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Actors: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, Duwayne Dunham, Frederick Elmes
Director: David Lynch
Creators: Barry Gifford, David Lynch, Alan Baral, J.M. Kenny, Jonathan Strailey, Michael Kuhn, Michael Meadows
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
Original Release Date: 08/17/1990
Theatrical Release Date: 08/17/1990
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 4min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 17
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Gloria B. (glowbird) from SPOKANE, WA
Reviewed on 10/13/2018...
There should be something less than a one-star rating for a film. This was a disturbing, repulsive film that should be rated X. It is a violent, misogynistic film. Roger Ebert reviewed the film in 1990. He hit all of the key reasons to not watch the film, and maybe goes a long way to analyze Lynch's sicko intensions.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Aaron F. from SANTA ROSA, CA
Reviewed on 2/5/2011...
I am naming my firstborn son Sailor if that tells you anything. Best. Movie. Ever. My only 5 star rating of hundreds. Dafoe is stunning. Dern and her maternal Mother are perfect.They dont make 'em like this anymore, I'll never swap out my copy.

Movie Reviews

Direct, disturbing access to the mind of David Lynch.
William A. Otis | Indiana, USA | 11/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wild at Heart is less a movie and more a psychological journey. It's hard for me to judge it the way I judge other movies; it simply can't be put under the same standards. Most movies are about entertainment and telling a story; this movie (like Blue Velvet before it) is about intense emotions, the darker side of the soul, and the warped mind of director David Lynch. David Lynch is one of the few directors left who still expresses himself through his work; he is one of the last true film artists. He indulges himself here, perhaps to an extreme. I'm not even sure I can say that this movie "entertained" me in the usual sense; but I relished the experience. His obsessions with Elvis, (impersonated or channeled by Nicholas Cage in an inspired performance) The Wizard of Oz, (the movie repeatedly references the classic both concretely and in symbolism) his desire to opress/victimize women, and the evil inside us all take center stage here; the story becomes secondary. The story itself is about a couple whose love borders on an unhealthy obsession, and seems to be founded in pleasure more than spirit. It is a "road picture" if you boil it down superficially. But this movie is about Lynch's twisted desires and his desire to twist us as well. The scene where Willem Dafoe's evil, animalistic character seduces Laura Dern verbally is one of the most powerful scenes in film. In my mind the release of this movie and the premiere of "Twin Peaks" on television were the events that started the 90's, at least in an artistic sense. Watch this movie; it is an intense roller coaster, a visual dream, and an unfiltered look into Lynch's mind and the American psyche."
One of the Best!!
G. Preston | Baltimore, MD United States | 11/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Maybe there's something to the theory that Europeans "get" Lynch more than the average American does. Not sure about that, but I love this film just as much as Blue Velvet, Fire Walk With Me, Mulholland Drive etc, and it surprises me that many have such a low opinion of it. Most Lynch films seem to explore the connection between romance (or at least lust) and darker impulses such as obsession, murder and dementia. Here the division is very clear; it's a full blown Romantic Epic, with Cage and Dern as the hopelessly-in-love couple on the run. The classic romance paradigm is done in a very tongue-in-cheek manner here, and Lynch and the actors have a great deal of fun portraying the characters in a cheesy, over-the-top manner. This is where some people seem to have a problem with the movie: the exaggerated acting of Cage & Dern. Personally, I think they do a great job-it is meant to be humorous, and it works as a perfectly good counterpoint to the increasingly sinister obstacles they must overcome. Here is where the movie really shines: Lynch lets his imagination run wild in his depiction of a bizarre and dangerous underworld of criminal activity. Willem Dafoe is pitch-perfect as the sleazy hitman, and the scene where he tries to seduce Laura Dern in the hotel room is one of the most disturbing moments of sexual tension ever caught on film. As with most David Lynch films, there are so many small details, so much humor and intelligence (as opposed to your average Hollywood hit) that it can be enjoyed over and over again. All in all, this is an extremely imaginative and fun movie, and not to be missed!"
The best role of Nicolas Cage
William A. Otis | 06/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It seems to me that this is the best role Nicolas Cage ever played. His character is funny, over the top. It would be a shame if MGM would not release this movie on DVD. The whole movie it`s a comedy, even in its violent parts. Without a doubt the best film Lynch ever directed, after "Blue Velvet"."