Rating: 10 out of 10
I went into Mulholland Drive, like most of David Lynch’s work, skeptical. Would it match the brilliance of Blue Velvet and Eraserhead or miss the mark ala Lost Highway. Well, to say this film exceeded them is an extreme understatement. This is, in my opinion, one of the finest film experiences I have ever had.
Lynch not only brings us a terrific story, rich with interesting characters and plot turns but he also inhabits in in such a beautiful dream state. The cinematography is nothing short of miraculous. We are within a dream state that can turn nightmare at any moment and because we are so emotionally involved in Naomi Watts’ character, we are on the edge of our seat as to what could happen next. Speaking of Watts, she gives the performance of her career as Betty Elms, the amnesiac looking for clues to her past.
This film is a love, detective, and art film wrapped in a world that only David Lynch could create in the landmark movie of his career. An absolute must-see!