• Three Reasons: Something Wild Three Reasons: Something Wild

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  • By David Hollingsworth
    April 26, 2011
    03:28 PM

    1) A very kinky, subversive ride 2) One of the most vividly underrated films of the 80s 3) Melanie Griffith & Jeff Daniels' wild performances, and Jonathan Demme's tight, surreal direction
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  • By thevoid99
    April 26, 2011
    04:45 PM

    1. The Feelies as the High School Reunion Band 2. Cameos by John Waters and John Sayles. 3. The opening title song by David Byrne featuring Celia Cruz.
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  • By LJ
    April 26, 2011
    04:48 PM

    1. The film is a blast 2. Griffith's Lulu wig is so damn sexy 3. Liotta as the badass wildcard
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  • By Michael Koresky
    April 27, 2011
    12:42 PM

    1. Melanie Griffith is underrated, and I wish i had her wig 2. The soundtrack is awesome... full of unexpectedly cool songs from the 80s 3. Jonathan Demme went on to make The Silence of the Lambs! Need I say more?
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  • By Mark
    May 03, 2011
    09:39 PM

    1. Ms. Griffith's wig becomes her. Electrifyingly. Anyone ever notice that? 2. Terrific soundtrack and songs accompanying the film. 3. The last quarter of the film plays like a relentless thriller as Ray Liotta closes in.
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  • By Dominic F. Marceau
    May 10, 2011
    12:46 PM

    1. BEST 2. FILM 3. EVER (Seriously, this has been my favourite film ever since I first saw it back in '86!)
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  • By Jason Johnston
    May 11, 2011
    11:09 AM

    1. The Feelies playing at the reunion 2. Post-/Pre- Don Johnson Melanie Griffith 3. Fine Young Cannibals covering The Buzzcocks
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  • By Darroch Greer
    May 19, 2011
    02:52 PM

    1. The Feelies cover of "Fame" (not on soundtrack!) 2. Cameos by Talking Heads musicians 3. RayLiottaRayLiottaRayLiotta
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  • By Kris O'D
    May 19, 2011
    03:09 PM

    1. Feels like a vision FULLY realized ~ how often can you say that? 2. Ray Liotta fresh off the soaps, like he just knew this was his big chance so he went totally for broke and left it ALL up on the screen 3. Career best performances by Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith
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  • By Christofer Pierson
    May 19, 2011
    03:37 PM

    1. The moment in just after Charlie and Lulu dance to The Willies' (Feelies) cover of Fame, the music turns from red hot to ice cold and Ray, literally, enters the picture. One of the most chilling transitions (from screwball comedy to film noir thriller) in all of the movies. 2. Makes ordinary Americans seem pretty cool. If only America was really like this! 3. Those ridiculous little Bicentennial party hats, especially the way Griffith wears hers.
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  • By Michael Koresky
    June 09, 2011
    11:39 AM

    1- Ray Liotta's terrifying peformance. Scary and menacing one moment, funny the next. 2- Melanie Griffith's hair/wig 3-You never know what's going to happen next
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  • By Dennis
    August 18, 2011
    03:22 AM

    1. Demme's direction and the steering he does to bring the film from a light hearted comedy to a full throttle, sweat-inducing thriller (the second half of the film showing us all why he was the right guy for THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). 2. The honesty in the writing, depicting people speaking like, well, real people. 3. The menacing and completely terrifying performance of Ray Liotta (his work in GOODFELLAS had nothing on this).
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  • By Matthew
    September 02, 2011
    02:52 AM

    24 years before Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Watch out for her evil ex!
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  • By Sman420yolo
    October 29, 2013
    09:24 PM

    Dat
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  • By Vince C.
    July 29, 2014
    03:21 PM

    1. Up there with Melvin and Howard as Demme's best. 2. Ray Liotta, the stuff nightmares are made of. 3. Either Griffith should have retired on this career high or worn that wig in all her subsequent films.
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