Director: Jonathan Demme Run Time: 114 min. Release Year: 1986
Starring: Charles Napier, Jeff Daniels, John Waters, Margaret Colin, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta
Screenwriter: E. Max Frye
Producers: Jonathan Demme, Kenneth Utt
Ditch your uptight day job and join national treasure Melanie Griffith on this delirious crime spree of a dark comedy. Lulu (or is it Audrey) skirts the edges of society. Needing a date for her class reunion she “kidnaps” a yuppie (Jeff Daniels) for a weekend of adventure, tossing away his pager and dragging him into an exciting life of cons and petty crime. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up at her class reunion. Directed by our beloved Jonathan Demme, Something Wild sports delightfully quirky performances from Griffith and Daniels, an incendiary performance from Ray Liotta, cameos from John Sayles and John Waters, tons of 80s musical and fashionable flair, and a trunkload of unexpected turns.