This may be David Lynch's best film, and thus one of the best American films of the last 20 years. It's impossible to summarize as it moves with the logic of a long, beautiful and not always comfortable dream. An amnesiac actress with a sordid past meets up with an innocent Canadian who wants to be a movie star. Together they criss-cross Hollywood's dark underbelly, finding conspiracies, romance and long-legged midgets. As characters shift identities, story elements contradict each other, and everything repeats from different, mutually exclusive perspectives, a set of possible interpretations emerge. The audience is left to figure out which, if any, are true. Even if the idea of thinking while watching a movie is unappealing, you might just find that this movie works because each individual scene is a complete delight in itself. At times the funniest, scariest, creepiest, sexiest film of the year, Mulholland Drive has something for everyone who truly loves movies.
Director: David Lynch
Writer: David Lynch
Producer: Pierre Edelman, David Lynch, Mary Sweeney, Alain Sarde, Neal Edelstein, Michael Polaire and Tony Krantz
Cast: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, Ann Miller, Dan Hedaya, Mark Pellegrino, Brian Beacock, Robert Forster, Katharine Towne, Lee Grant, Michael J. Anderson, Scott Coffey, Billy Ray Cyrus, Chad Everett, Kate Forster, Matt Gallini, Melissa George, Marcus Graham, Elizabeth Lackey, Sean E. Markland, Monty Montgomery and Johanna Stein