Something Wild (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
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When people ask me what my favorite movie is, I tell them without hesitation, "Something Wild." Inevitably, a look of comprehension is absent from their face. I briefly explain the plot, describe Melanie Griffith in the black wig, Jeff Daniels as the nebbishy accountant, and Ray Liotta as the Lulu's sinister ex-con (IMHO, career-best performances for all three), and faces begin to light up. Most people have caught at least a part of this film on Comedy Central and recognize it (if only slightly) from those heavily edited screenings, which is a shame because this movie needs to be seen in its unexpurgated form in order to really gain an appreciation of its genius.
So you can imagine my delight when I opened a birthday gift from my girlfriend and found inside a copy of "Something Wild" on DVD. If I were capable of squealing, I would have. You see, I was under the impression that this was one of those "lost titles" that would never be released on DVD. Yet there it was, in my hands, a true cinematic masterpiece, one of the best films of the 80s, my favorite movie. Sigh. What a great birthday present!Read more ›
Most importantly, Audrey gets her way, men be damned. She runs the show from beginning to end. Despite her flailing street angst and bad choices, her character is driven by her inner passions and logic from beginning to end. Demme got this right from the get go and never lets Audrey founder in predictable, paternalistic drivel. She sacrifices nothing and emerges strong, resilient and determined. The wild child who gets it right. Daniels is perfectly cast as Audrey's dim-witted, delusional and cuddly cohort. No one could possibly play the brainwashed corporate dork better than Daniels, except, maybe Ed Begley Jr.?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Jeff Daniels is great. Melanie Griffith is cute as hell. Ray Liota comes enters the story a little too late. Act one is a little long. But it's a funny movie. Well shot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chip Bunker
Watching the movie right now. First, of all, this movie is trippy and from beginning to end it doesn't let go. I wasn't sure what to expect but I'm glad I watched it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nathalie Hernandez
This road-trip movie has not aged as well as I had thought it would. It drags on for half an hour longer than necessary due to sloppy direction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stormy M.
Enjoyable film and a good addition to anyone's collection. Captures a time. Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith are great.Published 4 months ago by Douglas M.