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  • May 3, 2009
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Blue Velvet was David Lynch's return to what he does best. Surrealistic dramas. After the box office failure of his big budgeted sci-fi/ fantasy epic that was based upon the novel DUNE, Lynch was looking for a much smaller project. A returning into the mainstream Dennis Hopper makes a career renewing performance as the psychotic Frank Booth. This film was a much needed shot-in-the-arm for both men. They would both be immortalized in 80's Americana thanks to Blue Velvet.

The movie is about a "kid" (Kyle MacLachlan) who returns back to his hometown after his father is hospitalized. Spending time at his parents home, he meets a local girl (Laura Dern) and becomes smitten with a club singer (Isabella Rossellini). But he also crosses paths with a very nasty dude named Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper) and his crew. The "kid" gets really deep into it when he plays detective and gets mixed up with Frank and the singer. 

An interesting film that shows David Lynch can make an effective movie under the restraints of Hollywood. But his lack of box office power has always worked against him. I have to strongly recommend this movie. It's not for everyone and those that are easily offended should stick to his more mainstream fare.

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