- David Lynch
- Reviewed by
- José Ruiloba a.k.a. Morris
- Review date
- Saturday, April 07, 2001
The story is simple. Jeffrey (Kyle McLachlan) founds an ear dropped near his house. He reports it to the police and with the help of a friend (Laura Dern) is suddenly emerged in a dangerous world, as they end up spying a mysterious dancer (Isabella Rosselini) and find out more than what they would've expected.
The premise of this movie is actually very intriguing. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the characters and we, as well as our leading man, feel the need to know more about what's going on. This woman is quite a strange lady, and her 'friend' Frank (Dennis Hopper) is even more. She has gone through a lot of things, and thus her mind does not work correctly.
What all this people will do and how this'll end up is what makes this movie special. The problem is, as in every story where there's a lot of fixation on any special plot point and there's a lot of suspense surrounding it, the final pay off isn't that regarding. Nevertheless, this difficult picture still manages to be highly original.
David Lynch and his cast deliver a good movie, although I don't see it as the great masterpiece many tend to say. The opening sequence is marvelous and ironic at the same time. A rare experience.
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