When Sailor (Cage) gets out of jail after doing time for self-defensive manslaughter, Lula (Dern) is waiting for him. Her mother Marietta (Ladd) goes crazy over the match, so the couple head out on the road with a detective (Sailor's jumped his probation) and a killer hired by Marietta on their tails. Sailor and Lula tell each other their life stories, make passionate love in a variety of motels, and meet some typically bizarre Lynchian characters in a string of small towns. Eventually, stranded in one of those hamlets, Sailor goes in on a criminal job with the loathesome thug Bobby Peru (Dafoe). Cage acts with fire in his snakeskin jacket, and Dern does a fair job of becoming a dumb and oversexed doll. David Lynch regulars Isabella Rossellini, Harry Dean Stanton, Grace Zabriskie, and Sherrilyn Fenn may be glimpsed among the supporting players, and Lynch quotes liberally from "The Wizard of Oz" as well as inserting references to Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, and "Yojimbo." Although this film strikes some viewers as overlong and bleak for a romance, it won the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990, and Ladd's crazed performance earned an Oscar nomination.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus