Something Wild (Blu-ray) (Criterion Collection)

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Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 220187931
UPC 715515080316
UPC 14 00715515080316
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/10/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
Adventure
Essential Cinema
On-The-Road
Recommended
Romance
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels star in this quirky road movie from director Jonathan Demme (MARRIED TO THE MOB, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). Charlie Driggs (Daniels) is a timid New York investment broker who lets himself be abducted during his lunch hour by an attractive nut named Lulu (Griffith). While drunk, she drives him to a New Jersey hotel for some kinky sex and petty thievery, and later convinces him to accompany her to Pennsylvania and pose as her husband at her high school reunion. More misadventures ensue, and Charlie gradually finds himself loosening up and falling in love, but then the film makes a sudden left turn with the appearance of Ray (Ray Liotta), Lulu's real husband--a violent ex-convict. As the film's tone oscillates from lightheartedness to darkness, Demme's affection for his characters never wavers, and he keeps things moving with a jubilant soundtrack of global music and a roster of cameo appearances that include directors John Waters and John Sayles, and musicians the Feelies and Sister Carol. It's a comedy, it's a drama, it's a look at the pleasures and dangers of stepping outside the norm, in life and in film.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "You look out for that girl."--Peaches, Audrey's mother (Dana Preu), to Charlie (Jeff Daniels)
Quote "Remember, no matter what, it's better to be a live dog than a dead lion."--Motel Philosopher
Reviews
New York Times "...A buoyant road-movie romance....[Griffith and Daniels] make a charming couple of liars....Exuberant..." 11/21/1986 p.C1
Variety "...Conceptually and stylistically compelling....SOMETHING WILD gets better the wilder and bolder it becomes..." 10/29/1986
Los Angeles Times "...Demme finds haunting overtones....SOMETHING WILD also has three first-class performances..." 11/06/1986 p.C1
Directors
Jonathan Demme
Actors
Jeff Daniels
Ray Liotta
Melanie Griffith
Cast & Crew
Tracey Walter - Star
Jeff Daniels - Star
Ray Liotta - Star
Su Tissue - Star
Margaret Colin - Star
Melanie Griffith - Star
Charles Napier - Star
E. Max Frye - Screenwriter
Tak Fujimoto - Director of Photography
Bill Miller - Associate Producer
The Feelies - Star(s)
John Waters - Cameo
Edward Saxon - Producer
Kenneth Utt - Producer
John Sayles - Cameo
Laurie Anderson - Composer
David Byrne - Additional Music/Songs
John Cale - Composer
Jonathan Demme - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1986
UPC 00715515080316
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Color Color
Features
Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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