More than many of his other films, Lynch doesn't stifle the talent from playing the parts of this tightly-wound masterpiece of convoluted progression and mental states. This film is not for people who don't want to have to think about what they've seen and the re-watch the film. It took me watching it three times to get it, and my interpretation isn't the same as others who put that kind of work in. David Lynch is a real American auteur-filmmaker.
I watched it twice in theaters. Never liked Blue Velvet, I thought Lost Highway was a mess but this movie (for me) is David Lynch's masterpiece. I strongly urge you not to watch it if you are not a fan of abstract, mysterious film noir. If you are, you will likely watch this over and over like I do. It leaves a lot open to interpretation which is part of the appeal and what keeps it in regular rotation on my dvd player.
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Complex, weird, wonderful and thoroughly captivating from beginning to end. Many clues throughout the film, but even after multiple attentive viewings, the story will never make complete sense. The ending is genuinely frightening and disturbing. David Lynch at his bizarrre best.