“Cross TRUE ROMANCE with THE BELIEVERS, add pervy gangsters, Mexican wrestling, a truckload of human fetuses headed for a Las Vegas cosmetics lab and a Santeria sex-drugs-and murder cult -- and the result is this wild ride.” -- Maitland McDonough
Unpredictable and quite special, this off-the-chain semi-sequel to WILD AT HEART stars Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem and James Gandolfini in the wildest movie of any of their respective careers. Directed by Spanish provocateur Alex de la Iglesia (DAY OF THE BEAST, ACCION MUTANTE), PERDITA’s nightmare splatter universe lingers in your imagination in an equal but different way than Lynch’s signature style.
Here, Perez reimagines Isabella Rossellini’s melancholic character into a tightly-coiled woman on the edge -- one in love with an even crazier Bardem, who’s casually into blood rituals, bank/graverobbing, extortion and wholesale slaughter. Gandolfini is just awesome as the bumbling FBI agent on their trail. This thing rocks.