Something Wild

Something Wild

Although each of its trio of nonpareil acting performances—by Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta—earned Golden Globe nominations when it was first released in 1986, Something Wild still ranks as an underseen masterpiece—clearly one of the great films of American cinema of the 1980s if not ever, and Jonathan’s absolute finest, Oscar for Silence of the Lambs to the contrary. This film has the tension of that thriller with the exuberance and energy of Stop Making Sense and the sexual charge of your best erotic dream. In this wildly inventive and entertaining comic nightmare, Jeff Daniels plays clean-cut New York bond trader Charlie Driggs, who meets the alluring, edgy Lulu (Melanie Griffith in her finest performance) and follows her for a tryst that turns into…well, something considerably wilder than he had had in mind

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Additional Information

U.S.A. 1986 – 35mm – 114 Minutes

In English

Director: Jonathan Demme

Producers: Jonathan Demme, Kenneth Utt

Writer: E. Max Frye

Cast: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Sister Carol

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