"Hotter'n Georgia asphalt," this steamy David Lynch crime drama offers all of the salaciousness of a soap opera and all the stylistic visuals and dreamy atmosphere one would expect from Lynch. Part southern Gothic and part road movie, 1990's Wild At Heart centers around star-crossed lovers Lula (Laura Dern) and Sailor (Nicolas Cage) as they go on the run from several people Lula's mother, who disapproves of the relationship, has hired to kill Sailor.
This film may have been a guilty pleasure in 1990, but 28 years later it's a classic, holding up in that improbable way Lynch's work tends to. Lynch has always been masterful at exposing the fallacy and myth of Americana and holding the rotten corpse from within right in our faces. If nothing else, Wild At Heart is a good chance to see a young Nicolas Cage in rare form. —Edwanike Harbour