Directed by: David Lynch
Starring: Laura Dern (Nikki/Sue), Justin Theroux (Devon/Billy), Jeremy Irons (Director), Grace Zabriskie (Old lady visitor), Karolina Gruszka (Prostitute)
Country: United States
Language: English, Polish (Eng Subs)
Genres: Surreal, Prostitution-themed, Infidelity
Plot – Spoilers:
An actress Nikki lands the role she’s been vying for. While on set, she has bizarre experiences including literally entering the world of her character. Then there’s a prostitute who’s watching a lot of all this unfold on the telly.
Laura Dern plays Nikki the actress and Sue the character while mostly wearing a bewildered expression. A nice mirror of the viewer.
A second watch might unravel aspects of revenge for infidelity, religious references to limbo and perhaps more. But for many, this would seem like little vignettes of mastery from Lynch, strung together by an invisible thread. This is also a movie where you’re really grateful for the subtitles, even for the English parts, as the audio is often garbled at best.