Parents' Guide to

Mulholland Drive

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Fascinating movie for adults only.

Movie R 2001 147 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 14+
His best. It’s not that terrible content wise, so long as your kid understands sex. It’s mostly just a slow-burning thinkers movie, so it’s not for the impatient. It has some romance scenes between two women, nudity shown. However these scenes are vital to the plot and extremely romantic, not a bad thing at all. There’s a bit of violence but it’s pretty brief. Overall, it’s a must-watch for anyone who loves film. I highly recommend it.
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age 18+


do notwaste your time with this garbage

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
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If you like movies that make sense, Mulholland Drive isn't for you. On the other hand, if Twin Peaks was just too upbeat and linear for you and you feel that the references in Blue Velvet were just too obvious and jejune, then this movie is for you. Watts and Herring are outstanding. Betty practices her corny audition scene with Rita with a competent but conventional reading. Then, when she gets to the audition, she completely turns it around, leaving us as breathless as the characters in the scene. Watts later suddenly becomes an entirely different character who has an entirely different history with "Rita" and carries it off splendidly.

Lynch cast unknowns as the leads but populated the margins of the film with old-time stars and semi-stars. This embellishes his themes and adds to the dreamy, half-remembered quality of the story. In addition to Miller, the cast includes Lee Grant, Robert Forster, and the star of the 1960's television show, Medical Center, Chad Everett.

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