Under the Silver Lake

It takes a while to understand the perspective from which this film should be viewed.  At first it feels like a mystery/thriller and then slowly (although not always obviously) it devolves into something else.   The first hour is definitely the best part of the film. I get the homage to David Lynch but this felt really lacking.  I know this might be overly-simplistic of me but it felt like random elements were tossed all over the story line in order to prove mental instability of certain characters.  That just seems to easy and somewhat lazy.  It is nowhere near movies like The Conversation or Mullholland Drive.

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Movie title: Under the Silver Lake

Movie description: Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal and conspiracy.

Date published: 2019-12-21

Director(s): David Robert Mitchell

Actor(s): Andrew Garfield, Riley Keough, Topher Grace, Jimmi Simpson, Riki Lindhome, Zosia Mamet, Callie Hernandez, Patrick Fischler, Don McManus, Summer Bishil, Luke Baines, Laura-Leigh, Sydney Sweeney, Grace Van Patten, Jeremy Bobb, Bobbi Salvör Menuez, David Yow, Wendy Vanden Heuvel, Stephanie Moore, Sky Elobar, Chris Gann, Adam Bartley

Genre: Drama, Mystery

My Review

It takes a while to understand the perspective from which this film should be viewed.  At first it feels like a mystery/thriller and then slowly (although not always obviously) it devolves into something else.   The first hour is definitely the best part of the film. I get the homage to David Lynch but this felt really lacking.  I know this might be overly-simplistic of me but it felt like random elements were tossed all over the story line in order to prove mental instability of certain characters.  That just seems to easy and somewhat lazy.  It is nowhere near movies like The Conversation or Mullholland Drive.

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