Three sentence movie reviews: Something Wild


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

2 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: Something Wild”

  1. I am intrigued as to what pulled you in to this film. It was not Ruby Oliver. Was it the cover that enticed you on the shelf at the library?

  2. What is up with her licking her lip in the poster? Like she’s going to eat him alive? Lol. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I can accept Jeff Daniels as a romantic lead. Personal preference thing. Too goofy for me.

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