David Lynch is back to his old trippy surrealistic tricks again, folks. Lush visuals and atmospheric Badalamenti music are once again the key ingredients in this hypnotic look at Hollywood through a kaleidoscope. Betty (Watts), an aspiring actress staying at her aunt's vacant apartment, comes home to find mystery girl Rita (Harring) taking a shower there. Rita, who has taken her name from a movie poster, has amnesia, and Betty tries to help her piece her life together. Meanwhile, successful young director Adam (Theroux) is threatened with death unless he casts a certain actress favored by a wheelchair-bound dwarf who issues orders over a cell phone. Then (if you can believe it) things get even weirder. Originally conceived as a pilot for ABC television, but reshot as a feature. Execs must have guessed the public wasn't ready for "Laverne and Shirley Drop Acid."
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 146 minutes.
Originally from United States.
Cesar 2001: Foreign Film; Ind. Spirit 2002: Cinematog.; L.A. Film Critics 2001: Director (Lynch); Natl. Bd. of Review 2001: Breakthrough Perf. (Watts); N.Y. Film Critics 2001: Film; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2001: Actress (Watts), Film.
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