Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
|Release Date||:||May 1, 1990|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Crime, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||David Lynch, Barry Gifford, David Lynch, Barry Gifford|
|Casts||:||Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman, Crispin Glover, Diane Ladd, Calvin Lockhart, Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, Sherilyn Fenn, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., David Patrick Kelly, William Morgan Sheppard, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Jack Nance, John Lurie, Frances Bay, Sheryl Lee, Charlie Spradling|
|Plot Keywords||:||prison, witch, hotel room, texas, car journey, new orleans, hitman, snake skin jacket, fairy, murder, escape, violence, killer, bank robbery, car, mother daughter relationship|
"Wild at Heart" is one deranged and twisted road trip as only David Lynch could bring you. It's so dark but at times funny too. Lula (Laura Dern) and Sailor (Nicholas Cage)are in love, but Lula's mother played by Laura Dern's real life mother Diane Ladd is evil. She doesn't want to see them together. Because of a murder, Sailor is finally released from prison. Lula's mom hires people to kill sailor. So Lula and Sailor go on a crazy road trip with dark and fellini like characters. William Defoe is unforgettable as the creepy and perverted Bobby Peru. The film almost received an X/NC-17 rating. It's easy to see why, it has lots of disturbing sex and violence. But than again that's a David Lynch trademark. This film is probably on my list of favorite road trip movies, next to Godard's "Weekend" (1967), "Thelma & Louise" and "Natural Born Killers". Both Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern give amazing performances. Dern's character Lula is the complete opposite of Sandy in "Blue Velvet", cause she's so wild and sexual. But Lula still has a naive child like charm. It seems that actor Nicholas Cage was born to play Sailor, a charming Elvis like ex convict who wants to change his ways. Also check out Berry Gifford's sequel to Wild at Heart, "Perdita Durango" (aka. dance with the devil) These films are both Wild at Heart and weird on Top!