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Something Wild

Something Wild

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Charles “Charlie” Driggs (Jeff Daniels) is a recently promoted, divorced, suit and tie businessman from the suburbs, who deep down longs for some adventure beyond the manicured lawns and responsibilities of his business world. Melanie Griffith is devilishly charming and sexy as Audrey “Lulu” Hankel, the woman who spots the “closet rebel” in Charlie’s button downed persona when he tries to skip out on his lunch tab, and offers him a ride – “ready or not, babe?” – that in reality, is a scheme to cast him as her husband in order to snow her mother, and hometown friends at her class reunion. Ray Liota brings a smoldering sense of danger in his breakout role as Ray Sinclair, an ex-con and Lulu’s former husband, who crashes the class reunion with bad intentions. Jonathan Demme gets wonderful performances from his cast, and reminds us that “it’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion,” in this revved up-road trip-rom-com-thriller, that’s held up as much more than something quirky, it’s Something Wild.

Kim Morgan discusses Something Wild on the New Beverly blog.

Director
Jonathan Demme
Starring
Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta
Year
1986
Rated
R
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
114 minutes

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