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Inland Empire

(DVD - 2007)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Rhino Entertainment [distributor], c2007
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE I
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (211 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Jul 08, 2014
  • Isley rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A three hour nightmare, Lynch’s dream logic has never been more clear while his narrative has never been more incomprehensible. Trying to figure out the plot isn’t the point though, and the fact that the film has stayed with me so strongly since watching it has led me to suspect that there actually is something to it after all.

Nov 19, 2012
  • akirakato rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

The film opens to the sound of a gramophone playing Axxon N, “the longest-running radio play in history”.
Meanwhile, a young prostitute, identified in the credits as the "Lost Girl", cries while watching television in a hotel room, following an unpleasant encounter with her client.
Apparently, the whore and her customer speak Polish.
You'll know that they are in Poland.
The Lost Girl’s television displays a family of surreal anthropomorphic rabbits who speak in cryptic statements and questions.
I hate the canned laughter from the TV.

A local actress named Nikki Grace (Laura Dern) has applied for a comeback role in a film entitled On High in Blue Tomorrows.
The day before the audition, Nikki is visited by an enigmatic old woman from Poland (Grace Zabriskie) who claims to be her neighbour.
The old woman insists that Nikki has won the role, and recounts two Polish folk tales.
One tells of a boy who, sparking a reflection after passing through a doorway, “caused evil to be born”.
The other tells of a girl who, wandering through an alleyway behind a marketplace, “discovers a palace”.
The old woman presses Nikki for details on her new film, asking whether the story is about marriage and involves murder.
Nikki denies both, but her neighbour stridently disagrees.
Disregarding Nikki’s troubled response, the old woman comments on the confusion of time, claiming that were this tomorrow, Nikki would be sitting on a couch adjacent to them.
The film then pans to where the neighbour is pointing, and you see Nikki and two girlfriends sitting on the couch.
Her butler walks into the living room – where the old woman no longer reclines – with a phone call from her agent, announcing that she has won the role.
Ecstatic, Nikki and her friends celebrate while her husband Piotrek (Peter J. Lucas) ominously surveys them from atop a nearby stairwell.
At this point, I don't want to see any more because I find the storyline somewhat ridiculous and too unrealistic.
In other words, the film hasn't interested me at all.
This is the second worst film I've seen this year---after Muri shinjū Nihon no natsu (無理心中日本の夏).
You can judge for yourself.

Apr 15, 2012
  • bstudent rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Drama - 3 hr. - unsure really as I don't think I got it...but seems to be the conectivity between inner ressessed thought/experiencs while going in/out of real life and career experiences with maybe a skoshish of mental trama and moving at a rate to personify confusion and delayed reaction...so not a fast mover (aka)?

One of the most sublime experiences I have ever had in a film since El Topo. Real creativity. When I check out a movie, I want to experience something I never have before. And this film does that.

May 19, 2010
  • owenstrasky rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

the movie kinda stopped making very much sense when the girls that were maybe ex gf's of the one guy start dancing and maybe turned into hookers.?

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When an actress falls in love with her co-star, she finds her life is becoming much like the film she is starring in, which is based on a Polish film that was never finished due to horrible tragedies.
Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux. .Suitability:
MPAA rating R for language, some violence, and sexualitynudity.
Studio Canal Production

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