February 19th, 2014: Something Wild (1986)

Something Wild

Cast and Crew: Laurie Anderson, John Cale (Score); Ray Liotta, Tracey Walter, Charles Napier, John Sayles, John Waters

What It’s About:  Wild woman Lulu (Melanie Griffith) kidnaps yuppie Charlie Driggs (Jeff Daniels) for a weekend, but neither person is what they seem…

Why Watch it Today?:  Jeff Daniels turns 59 today.  Director Jonathan Demme gets the most out of both Daniels and Griffith in today’s movie, which skirts what would now be called Manic Pixie Dream Girl territory only to quickly become something very different.

Other Choices: Away We Go

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