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22,694 Ratings

Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Dr.

Directed by David Lynch
United States, 2001
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis

After arriving in Hollywood, aspiring actress Betty (Naomi Watts) befriends an amnesiac woman (Laura Harring) and tries to help her recover her memory. The film establishes these characters but then proceeds to subvert any certainty about them, weaving its plot around L.A.’s signature industry.

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Mulholland Drive Directed by David Lynch

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Best Director

Academy Awards

2002 | Nominee: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

2002 | Winner: Best Cinematography

More than anything else, Mulholland Drive is an incredible cinematic experience. You laugh, you wince, you fall in love, you hold your breath, you cringe, you mutter “Oh my God.” The movie is a nonstop catalog of classic Lynchian moments, from extreme discomfort to nostalgic reverie to utter desolation to sheer terror.
October 12, 2001
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While it’s tempting to think that Lynch has simply lost control of his vision yet again, the film is so densely layered and seductive that it’s hard to pull away completely, even when it stops making rational sense. Recognizing the futility of bringing material for an untold number of television episodes to a neat and satisfying conclusion, Lynch has done the next best thing, pushing the audience deeper and deeper into his subconscious tangles.
October 12, 2001
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While Lynch’s films all have dream-like qualities, Mulholland Drive is his first since Eraserhead to employ “the logic of a dream – a nightmare” (how Welles described Kafka’s The Trial) from beginning to end. And like a nightmare, the film’s effect is twofold. It creates an extreme sense of unease, which provokes, in turn, an investigative impulse – as if by using one’s analytic skills to piece together its puzzling narrative, one could exert control over the anxiety the film generates.
September 01, 2001
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