Mulholland Drive

Synopsis: After hiring a hit man to kill her lover, Camilla; Diane dreams of a different Hollywood experience. One where she is a wonderfully talented and versatile actress, Betty, who almost instantly is in demand by the best Casting Directors in the business. And one where her lover becomes an amnesiac, Rita, after a brutal accident that saves her from the hit on her life. Betty and Rita meet and as they fall in love, they also try to undercover Rita's real identity. But when Betty and Rita's search begins to intermingle with the reality of Diane and Camilla's nightmarish relationship, the walls of the dream begin to collapse ("It's strange to be calling yourself" says Betty).
Director(s): David Lynch
Production: Universal Focus
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 57 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
147 min

- Sorry...

it's none of my business.

She has pretty red hair...

She's letting me stay here while she's working on a movie...

that's being made in Canada...

but I guess you already know that.

I couldn't afford a place

like this in a million years.

Unless of course I'm discovered

and become a movie star.

Of course, I'd rather be known as

a great actress than a movie star,

but sometimes people end up being both

so that is, I guess you'd say,

sort of why I came here.

I'm sorry,

I'm just so excited to be here...

I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario...

now I'm in this...

dream place.

You can imagine how I feel.

Oh... What? Sit down...

Where were you hurt?

We should call a doctor.

- No

But, this could be serious.

- No, I...

I need to sleep.

If you have a concussion

you shouldn't sleep.

It will feel okay if I sleep.

I just need to

lie down here and sleep.

You see Adam... there are some suggestions

that are to be brought forward...

and I know you said you

would entertain suggestions

and that's all anybody here

is asking you to do.

What are you talking about?

An open mind...

You're in the process of

re-casting your lead actress and


We're asking you to

keep an open mind.

What was it last time?

OK. Let's try the next one.

He's not gonna like it.

We'll see.

Ah... Castigliane brothers.

Let me introduce you around...

please... take a seat.

this is Mr. Darby,

whom you know

and this is the director Adam Kesher...

and his manager Robert Smith.


She's very pretty.

May I offer you, gentlemen...



- Nothing.

- What's the photo for?

- An espresso.

No, that's it.

I think you're gonna enjoy your espresso

this time.

I've done quite a bit of a research

knowing how hard you are to please.

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David Lynch

David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American director, screenwriter, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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