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Inland Empire (2006)

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

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Henry the Butler
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Storyline

A blonde actress is preparing for her biggest role yet, but when she finds herself falling for her co-star, she realizes that her life is beginning to mimic the fictional film that they're shooting. Adding to her confusion is the revelation that the current film is a remake of a doomed Polish production, 47, which was never finished due to an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Ted

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Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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7 February 2007 (France)  »

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Inland Empire: A Woman in Trouble  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,508, 10 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$751,138

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,503,737
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Laura Dern has said that the genesis of the whole project was a phone call from David Lynch saying: 'Do you want to come and experiment?' See more »

Quotes

Nikki: Are you enjoying yourself, Freddie?
Freddie Howard: Well... There is a vast network, right? An ocean of possibilities. I like dogs. I used to raise rabbits. I've always loved animals. Their nature. How they think. I have seen dogs reason their way out of problems. Watched them think through the trickiest situations. Do you have a couple of bucks I could borrow? I've got this damn landlord.
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Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

At Last
Written by Mack Gordon, Harry Warren
Performed by Etta James
Published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Three hours of my life I will not get back...
2 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Previous to seeing this film, I would have considered myself a big David Lynch fan having enjoyed many of his other films but after seeing this... I am starting to have doubts.

The film is badly shot, badly edited, badly scored and looks far more like a student film rather than a big director.

The whole film is completely pointless, goes nowhere and does not allow the viewer to make any sense of it. The way I feel these kind of films succeed is if the director gives the viewer something to work with so that after the film has ended their mind is a maze of ideas trying to make sense of what has been seen. Mulholland Drive, Twin Peaks and Lost Highway all succeed very well in this but, with this film, the viewer is just left annoyed at having wasted three hours watching a film that went absolutely nowhere filmed painfully on a hand-held digital camera...

Don't waste your time with this pointless film. Nonsense to the max.

To use the phrase in a negative sense, YOLO so don't waste three hours of that life on this...


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