Robert and I rode to Smithfield because I wanted some Harry & David's Pepper & Onion relish. We also wanted to eat lunch at White Swan's, mostly for the hush puppies. The traffic was a nightmare as 95S traffic was being rerouted through Smithfield as a result of a morning fatality on 95, and then an accident occurred on 70, the alternate route.
At White Swan's, I had the BBQ & Chicken plate, and Robert had the Ribs plate. Yum. Yum. Yum. At H&D's I bought 6 jars of the relish.
Once home, we didn't feel like continuing the cleanup and it was in such a place that I could finish it tomorrow morning. We tried to decide on a movie to go see, and then one to rent.
Irene called while Robert was searching blockbuster.com. She sounded great, and I think, has resigned herself to going head with the divorce. It won't be easy, but in the end, I believe she will blossom as a result of it.
We decided on Boxing Helena, but once we got to Blockbuster they didn't have it. They called the Cameron Village store, and they didn't have it either. We settled on Mulholland Drive. OMG. What a terrible movie. Neither one of us "got it," or liked it. 2.5 hours. Grueling. We finished it right at midnight.
Movie Synopsis: A love story in the city of dreams...
Along Mulholland Drive, nothing is what it seems. In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city’s schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. Lynch skillfully constructs a mesmerizing puzzle, propelling us through a mysterious labyrinth of sensual experiences until we arrive at the intersection where dreams and nightmares meet.
In this modern-day mystery, Laura Harring gives a standout performance as a mysterious dark-haired woman abandoned on Mulholland Drive following a car accident. Suffering from amnesia, she wanders the streets of Los Angeles in a daze taking refuge in a nearby apartment. There, she meets Betty, an aspiring young actress, who helps her to untangle her past and put the pieces of her life together.
Enlivened by performances from veteran actors Ann Miller and Robert Forster, Mulholland Drive is packed with bizarre characters and twisting plot lines.
Interwoven into this tale of amnesia are the stories of an array of characters, including a dyspeptic mobster, a menacingly polite cowboy, and a hotshot film director.
Originally developed as a television pilot for ABC, Mulholland Drive was reworked by David Lynch as a stand-alone film after ABC passed on the series. The French-based StudioCanal reportedly offered $7 million to turn the open-ended pilot into a feature.
Says the Cannes Film Festival, "Mulholland Drive... takes us back to familiar Lynchville with its host of doppelgangers and moody scenes. Director David Lynch, winner of the 1990 Palme d’Or with Wild at Heart, has assembled much of his regular team (composer Angelo Badalamenti, production designer, Jack Fisk, editor Mary Sweeney)."