Blue Velvet Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kyle McLachlan, Dennis Hopper

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When the name David Lynch is mentioned, this film will probably be brought up as well. The famously weird director spins this tale of the dark side of small-town life.
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Jeffrey Beaumont's father has a stroke, and Jeffrey is called home from college to be with him. While walking around his hometown of Lumberton, Jeffrey discovers a human ear. He brings it to the police, who close the case quickly. Unsatisfied, Jeffrey decides to investigate himself, and he stumbles into a seedy underworld ruled by one of the most brutal movie villains ever (this role revived Dennis Hopper's career).
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"Blue Velvet" remains writer-director David Lynch's creepy masterpiece. A young man (McLachlan) returns to his quiet Midwestern home town and discovers a severed ear in a field. Unsatisfied with the official investigation, he and a police detective's daughter (Laura Dern) look into the matter themselves, and encounter a twisted but erotically fascinating woman (Isabella Rosellini), and a terrifying, psychopathic killer (Dennis Hopper) and his crowd of associates who inhabit the underside of white-picket-fence America. Though reviewer Rex Reed found this arresting and highly original film disgusting and repellant, Woody Allen called it the best movie of 1986 (the year his own "Hannah and Her Sisters" won three Academy Awards).
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   police corruption    -   life in drug culture Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   rape    -   molestation

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   A huge amnt of foul language

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