Theatrical trailer for Jonathan Demme's Something Wild (1986), starring Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta. Overview. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war. Daniels matches very well that line between playing it innocent and the straight-shooter, the guy we're supposed to identify with as stuck middle-class citizens with families and green lawns, and as a rebel who just has to let some free will into his system now and again. And for good reason. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up. Add the first question. An old patriarch unites all members of his family for his birthday, but the group of people are full of personal and social problems. Leon Wolters , Why can't more romantic comedies be like this? When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job. Gerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison. Get a sneak peek of the new version of this page. But this film is hypnotic in its strange way. In the world of Something Wild, we're brought along with characters on a situation that would seem surreal on a Bunuel level (i.e. This question came to me while watching Something Wild, a little sleeper from the mid 80s from Jonathan Demme about a seemingly typical 80s NY businessman, Charlie (Jeff Daniels) who gets whisked away by a 'free-spirit' "Lulu" (Melanie Griffith). It's just about right, which is tough to dol you feel like cringing as Lulu calls up Charlie's boss while teasing him incredibly in the midst of kinky sex, but it's also so funny in how it all comes together that you just don't care, at least, enough, that it's anarchic.So while it's enjoyable, at least on first sight, as a sort of freewheeling existentialist romp, like a French sex comedy clipped over on the 80s 'greed-is-good' motto, it has dark undertones that soon get darker and darker, thanks to Ray Liotta's Ray, who is Lulu/Audrey's real husband. Was this review helpful to you? Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Something Daring. View production, box office, & company info. In 1941, after the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, American civilian Craig Benson helps organizing the Philippine guerrilla fighters, delivering supplies and evacuating stranded civilians. Something Dangerous. 50 of 56 people found this review helpful. He marries a local girl named Teresa and brings her to the US. Many women hate this movie because of the ending. Directed by Jack Garfein. Something Wild (1986) R 11/07/1986 (US) Crime, Comedy, Romance 1h 54m User Score. (1961). The director, Baker's hubby, faded away. The film was presented in its original 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio. Written by At first appreciative of Mike's kindness, Mary Ann becomes terrified when he refuses to let her leave. Mary Ann Robinson, a young woman living in The Bronx, New York, with her neurotic, overbearing mother and kindly but ineffectual stepfather, is raped while walking home one night. If you want to continue to explore the fascinating world of "WandaVision," we have you covered with some inspired recommendations. Not really a review of this movie but RIP Jonathan Demme all the same. A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Will Jeff Daniels (‘The Comey Rule’) finally win a Golden Globe thanks to playing Trump’s nemesis? You also have to wonder why this movie was such poison for everyone associated with it. This FAQ is empty. It might seem like a risk people wouldn't take in real life, or that the violence is pumped up to, again, pulp fiction territory, but in the logic of the piece- of the tricky deceit and the push-and-pull of the triangle of Charlie/Audrey/Ray- it's just awesomely achieved.Again, the performances are a big asset to the film's suceess. The only special feature was the original theatrical trailer. Alexi Laiho, Frontman for Finnish Metal Giants Children of Bodom, Dead at 41, ‘The Comey Rule’ could bring Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson back to the Golden Globes, Leon Wolters , Mike & Mike: Episode dated 6 October 2015. Shows up free-spirited woman `` kidnaps '' a yuppie for a weekend of adventure different movie its characters and stars... 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