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[[File:CoraoSelvagem_352.jpg|frame|It's like an old [[Elvis Presley]] movie done by [[David Lynch]]!]]
 
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A 1990 film directed by [[David Lynch]]. It follows Sailor ([[Nicolas Cage]]), a recently released convict, and his lover Lula ([[Laura Dern]]) going on a road trip from North Carolina to California in order to escape the clutches of Lula's extremely overbearing mother (Diane Ladd). As they travel and come across Lynchian situations, Ladd has both of her boyfriends (Harry Dean Stanton and J.E. Freeman) try to track down Lula and dispose of Sailor. [[Surreal Humor|Hilarity]], [[Elvis Presley|Elvis Numbers]] and [[The Wizard of Oz (film)|Oz Allusions Ensue]].
 
A 1990 film directed by [[David Lynch]]. It follows Sailor ([[Nicolas Cage]]), a recently released convict, and his lover Lula ([[Laura Dern]]) going on a road trip from North Carolina to California in order to escape the clutches of Lula's extremely overbearing mother (Diane Ladd). As they travel and come across Lynchian situations, Ladd has both of her boyfriends (Harry Dean Stanton and J.E. Freeman) try to track down Lula and dispose of Sailor. [[Surreal Humor|Hilarity]], [[Elvis Presley|Elvis Numbers]] and [[The Wizard of Oz (film)|Oz Allusions Ensue]].
   
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=== This film includes examples of: ===
 
 
* [[Adaptational Attractiveness]]: mob lady Perdita Durango was supposed to be "a hairy, ugly woman", and the actress who played her was quoted as being "overjoyed" at the chance of [[Beauty Inversion|grunging it up]]; as a result, "ugliness" comes down to a cheap blond dye job with visible dark roots. Oh, and the actress? ''Isabella Rossellini''.
 
* [[Adaptational Attractiveness]]: mob lady Perdita Durango was supposed to be "a hairy, ugly woman", and the actress who played her was quoted as being "overjoyed" at the chance of [[Beauty Inversion|grunging it up]]; as a result, "ugliness" comes down to a cheap blond dye job with visible dark roots. Oh, and the actress? ''Isabella Rossellini''.
 
* [[All Women Are Lustful]]
 
* [[All Women Are Lustful]]
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* [[Big No]]: The whimpiest one ever captured on screen.
 
* [[Big No]]: The whimpiest one ever captured on screen.
 
* [[Dysfunction Junction]]: Sailor's childhood is only alluded to via dialogue, but that's what we discover:
 
* [[Dysfunction Junction]]: Sailor's childhood is only alluded to via dialogue, but that's what we discover:
{{quote| '''Lula''': When'd you start smoking, Sail? <br />
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{{quote|'''Lula''': When'd you start smoking, Sail?
 
'''Sailor''': I guess I started smoking when I was about... four. My momma was already dead then from lung cancer. }}
 
'''Sailor''': I guess I started smoking when I was about... four. My momma was already dead then from lung cancer. }}
 
* [[Elvis Impersonator]]: Nic Cage's performance as Sailor.
 
* [[Elvis Impersonator]]: Nic Cage's performance as Sailor.
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* [[Hey, It's That Guy!]]: [[Raising Arizona|H.I.]] and his lady [[Jurassic Park|Ellie Sattler]] try to get to California. Along the way, [[National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation|Nora Griswald]] sends her boyfriend ([[Alien|Brett]]) and her lover ([[Miller's Crossing|Eddie Dane]]) after them, Ellie remembers her weird cousin [[Back to The Future|George McFly]] and the lovers run into [[Shadow of the Vampire|Max Shreck]], [[Twin Peaks|Audrey Horne, Laura Palmer]], [[Eraserhead]] and the twin sisters [[Blue Velvet|Dorothy Vallens]] & [[Seinfeld|Mrs. Ross]].
 
* [[Hey, It's That Guy!]]: [[Raising Arizona|H.I.]] and his lady [[Jurassic Park|Ellie Sattler]] try to get to California. Along the way, [[National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation|Nora Griswald]] sends her boyfriend ([[Alien|Brett]]) and her lover ([[Miller's Crossing|Eddie Dane]]) after them, Ellie remembers her weird cousin [[Back to The Future|George McFly]] and the lovers run into [[Shadow of the Vampire|Max Shreck]], [[Twin Peaks|Audrey Horne, Laura Palmer]], [[Eraserhead]] and the twin sisters [[Blue Velvet|Dorothy Vallens]] & [[Seinfeld|Mrs. Ross]].
 
* [[Impossibly Cool Clothes]]: Sailor's snakeskin jacket, He takes a lot of pride in it.
 
* [[Impossibly Cool Clothes]]: Sailor's snakeskin jacket, He takes a lot of pride in it.
{{quote| '''Sailor''': Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom? <br />
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{{quote|'''Sailor''': Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?
 
'''Lula''': About fifty thousand times. }}
 
'''Lula''': About fifty thousand times. }}
 
* [[Infant Immortality]]: played with, since {{spoiler|Lula finds out she's pregnant midway.}}
 
* [[Infant Immortality]]: played with, since {{spoiler|Lula finds out she's pregnant midway.}}
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It's like an old Elvis Presley movie done by David Lynch!

A 1990 film directed by David Lynch. It follows Sailor (Nicolas Cage), a recently released convict, and his lover Lula (Laura Dern) going on a road trip from North Carolina to California in order to escape the clutches of Lula's extremely overbearing mother (Diane Ladd). As they travel and come across Lynchian situations, Ladd has both of her boyfriends (Harry Dean Stanton and J.E. Freeman) try to track down Lula and dispose of Sailor. Hilarity, Elvis Numbers and Oz Allusions Ensue.

Tropes used in Wild at Heart include:
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Lula: When'd you start smoking, Sail?
Sailor: I guess I started smoking when I was about... four. My momma was already dead then from lung cancer.

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Sailor: Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?
Lula: About fifty thousand times.

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  • Infant Immortality: played with, since Lula finds out she's pregnant midway.
  • Large Ham: It's not hard to see that Nic Cage is having the time of his life.
  • Mrs. Robinson: played with, as Marietta tries - and fails - to seduce Sailor early on- her actual goals are debatable, though, since it may as well be a ploy to drive the couple apart, and she's soon revealed to be a Complete Monster.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Crispin Glover and Jack Nance; to a lesser extent, Sherilyn Fenn as the car crash victim.
  • Outlaw Couple: Sailor and Lula become one, since they decide to head off to California violating Sailor's parole, and later they get mixed up with Bobby Peru's gang, who Sailor joins in a robbery.
  • Rape as Backstory: Lula was attacked at a very young age by a family friend; upon learning that, Marietta arranged for him to be murdered.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Sailor and Lula seem to be heading towards that, right up until the very end.
  • Sudden Musical Ending: Although Sailor does have one musical number earlier in the movie.
  • Title Drop: "This whole world's wild at heart and weird on top."
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: Lots and lots.
  • Your Head Asplode: Willem Dafoe after the robbery.
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