Arizona Dream

The first 'American' film by the director of Time of the Gypsies is every bit as bizarre and imaginative as his earlier work, although it's also maddeningly indulgent and erratic. Depp is persuaded to leave his job counting fish (!) to attend uncle Jerry Lewis's wedding in the Midwest; there he becomes embroiled in the lives of Taylor and her crazy mother, Dunaway, and invents a flying machine. A curate's egg with more than its share of longueurs, but its comically surreal viewpoint is infectious (an aspiring actor's pièce de résistance turns out to be the crop-dusting scene from North by Northwest).

By: TCh

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Cast and crew

Director: Emir Kusturica
Screenwriter: David Atkins
Cast: Johnny Depp
Jerry Lewis
Faye Dunaway
Lili Taylor
Paulina Porizkova
Vincent Gallo