Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - LGBT-Related Film, Neo-Noir  |   Release Date - Sep 12, 2001  |   Run Time - 147 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Mulholland Drive (stylized as Mulholland Dr.) is a 2001 neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Ann Miller, and Robert Forster. It tells the story of an aspiring actress named Betty Elms (Watts), newly arrived in Los Angeles, who meets and befriends an amnesiac woman (Harring) hiding in an apartment which belongs to Betty's aunt. The story includes several other seemingly unrelated vignettes that eventually interlock, as well as some surreal and darkly comic scenes and images that relate to the cryptic narrative.

Originally conceived as a television pilot, a large portion of the film was shot in 1999 with Lynch's plan to keep it open-ended for a potential series. After viewing Lynch's version, however, television executives rejected it. Lynch then provided an ending to the project, making it a feature film. The half-pilot, half-feature result, along with Lynch's characteristic style, has left the general meaning of the film's events open to interpretation. Lynch has declined to offer an explanation of his intentions for the narrative, leaving audiences, critics, and cast members to speculate on what transpires. He gave the film the tagline "A love story in the city of dreams".

Categorized as a psychological thriller, the film was acclaimed by critics and earned Lynch the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Mulholland Drive launched the careers of Watts and Harring and was the last feature film to star veteran Hollywood actress Ann Miller. It is now widely regarded as one of Lynch's finest works, and as one of the greatest films of the 21st century. A. O. Scott of The New York Times writes that while some might consider the plot an "offense against narrative order ... the film is an intoxicating liberation from sense, with moments of feeling all the more powerful for seeming to emerge from the murky night world of the unconscious".

Movie Info

Budget

$15,000,000

Box Office

$20,271,953

Tags

Amnesia, Art/Music, Casting, Cult, Dark, Hallucination, Independent, Journey/Travel, Justice, Key, Lesbian, Lgbtq, Lynch, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Spiritual/Religious

Attributes

Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: amnesia, chance, dream and reality, identity, LGBT-related, liberty, personal identity

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Alternate Titles

Ảo Mộng Thiên Đường
VN
Cidade dos Sonhos
BR
El camino de los sueños
AR, CO, EC, PE
Jadeye Mulholland
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Malholanda ceļš
LV
Malholando kelias
LT
Mulholand Drive: Calea misterelor
RO
Mulholland Çıkmazı
TR
Mulholland Dr.
, CA, IN, ID, PH, ZA, TH, AE, US
Mulholland Drive
AU, CA, HR, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, IL, IT, JP, NL, NO, PL, PT, SG, SI, ES, SE, GB, US
Mulholland Drive - A sötétség útja
HU
Mulholland Drive - Straße der Finsternis
AT
Mulholland Drive. Sueños, misterios y secretos
MX
Straße der Finsternis
DE
Tarigh Mulholland
EG
Οδός Μαλχόλαντ
GR
Булевар звезда
RS
Малхолланд Драйв
RU, UA
Мълхоланд Драйв
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मलहॉलंड ड्राइव
IN
マルホランド・ドライブ
JP
失憶大道
HK
浮生若梦
CN
穆荷蘭大道
TW
穆赫兰道
CN
멀홀랜드 드라이브
KR