Something Wild

Something Wild

DVD - 2011
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A straitlaced businessman meets a quirky, free-spirited woman at a downtown New York greasy spoon. Her offer of a ride back to his office results in a lunchtime motel rendezvous, just the beginning of a capricious interstate road trip that brings the two face-to-face with their hidden selves.

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TheeAvebury
Oct 23, 2017

My favorite Jonathan Demme movie ever. Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta are sensational. Great story of a "square" finding his true inner rebel and manning-up for the first time in his life. Off beat humor abounds. The whole thing just captures an unforgettable vibe.

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elvispizza
Feb 01, 2014

Referring to Ray Liotta playing "serious/mean well, as usual", misses the point that it was his first film (I first saw it in '86, and he scared me - as he did Demme). Likewise Griffith, one of her hot, early performances. Remember this film is nearly 30 years old - it was on the cutting edge in many ways, and has subtleties I think many contemporary viewers overlook. There's a reason it is in the Criterion Collection, and that it is championed by David Thomson (as well as David Thompson, whose essay accompanies the Criterion DVD).
When it comes to film, yes, there are better ways to spend two hours...some...but infinitely more worse ones.

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HereHere
Oct 16, 2012

I found the acting to be poor. The story line is okay, but overall, I think there are better ways to spend two hours of your life.

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MeReneG
Jan 22, 2012

Amusing dark comedy with good primary cast (Daniels, Griffith, Liotta). Nothing like an impromptu road trip -- with a deceitful stranger -- to provide for all kinds of unexpected situations. // Liotta plays serious/mean well, as usual. A younger (pre-surgery) Griffith also plays her impulsive/quirky character well.

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

A staid, respectable Wall Street tax consultant embarks on a crazy, erotic, wild, but ultimately dangerous, weekend.
Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta

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