my head hurts. the beginning was weird and caught my attention, but when you start with three people in bunny suits, where do you go? the answer is absolutely nowhere. i tried to be patient and kept waiting for something to happen and it was just more of the same shit over and over. at least 30 minutes of this movie was close ups of laura dern with her mouth hanging open. not sure how lynch managed to make a trippy spectacle film boring, but he did it.
I absolutely loved the theatrical version (as you can tell by the fact I’ve logged this film 4 times now) and my viewing of the director’s cut definitely doesn’t change that. Both versions of this film are amazing and can each stand alone, i.e. I don’t feel that the theatrical version was incomplete in comparison.
However, I love the director’s cut even more. It added a lot of emotionally familiar moments to an already visceral film, making it…
“I don’t understand anything at all.
What’s the sense in coming here?”
Perhaps the most beautiful film I’ve ever seen. I currently don’t even have the words to describe my experience watching this and how it made me feel, so I’ll have to come back to this review after some thinking.
Edit: I’ve let this film sit with me for a while now and I still quite honestly can’t put my experience into words. Maybe after a second viewing I…