I had a rare experience of spending the first part of the move hating* this movie and then there was a slow reversal until I was completely charmed by the end. What started out as a wild girl/uptight dude story gradually morphed into complex characters and interesting twists, all backed by this incredibly cool** new-wave reggae soundtrack.*** And then Ray Liotta appears, which amps things up considerably.
*It doesn’t help that I cannot stand Melanie Griffith.
**Although what was with 80s movies and their obsession with the Trogg’s “Wild Thing”?
***Sister Carol’s performance at the end was particularly charming.
Cost: Free from library
Where watched: at home.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/1986/something_wild.html