Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy Digests Its Drama for You; NAATCO's Strindberg Diminishes a Dream
A deeper kind of blurring defines David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. (2001), and "this love story in the City of Dreams" remains unquestionably one of the greatest ever made about a relationship between two women. "It'll be just like in the movies: We'll pretend to be someone else," cheery actress hopeful Betty (Naomi Watts) tells amnesiac Rita (Laura Elena Harring) as they set out to uncover the latter's true identity. It's an invitation to an adventure, leading to a corpse, a key, a wad of cash—and the pleasure of each other's bodies. "Go with me somewhere," Rita exhorts Betty in an odd postcoital trance. The request, whether the girlfriend you ask is in your bed or not, is timeless.
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