Young lovers Sailor and Lula hit the road to start a new life together without the wrath of Lula’s deranged, disapproving mother, who has hired a team of hitmen to cut the lovers’ surreal honeymoon short.
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no sé si es así pero siento que en todo momento está siendo irónico el david lynch, pero le sale con mucha belleza: las muertes, el baile y que los personajes tuvieran mucho control sobre su entorno, ah y cuánto amor erótico, muy lindo todo eso. sailor es el mismo tipo de chico que julian de trailer park boys
A fucking awesome raging piece of road-moviemaking baby! With Elvis and the punks and trailer park metaphysics, the death bringing wicked witch smeared with lipstick and the horny Lula and the Sailor and the snake skin jacket that stands for his individuality. A mad strange world that rises from the dark and deep streams of Americana.
I always come back to the moments when innocence is ruptured — Lula unable to find any warmth on the radio, driving by a dying young woman on the side of the road, that awful Willem Dafoe scene. It all hurts a ton. You want to click your red slippers together and wake up in your childhood bed. You're unable to, unable to escape the chaos and violence. But you're somehow able to find love in a bleak grownup world.
Laura Dern gave so much life to her character, her youthfulness was so contagious that it took me back to my teenage years, when I had this idea of freedom and that I could just run away forever. Thanks, Lula!
I saw this with an amped-up crowd days after finishing Finnegans Wake, which may have been perfect. WAH (like IE and Lost Highway) reminds me of Joycean pulp, a waking dream where all of American pop culture exists at the same time. It's scary, sexy, funny, mysterious and, in the scene where Fenn literally picks her brain, heartbreaking as a vision of the 20th century's Ur-youth on patrol.