A free-spirited woman “kidnaps” a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Jonathan Demme’s offbeat, black comedy told about a developing relationship between two very opposite individuals. It starred fearless actress Melanie Griffith, appearing again after her eye-opening role as porn actress Holly Body in Body Double (1984). The film was a screwball road odyssey about two mismatched individuals who were also attracted to each other:
Charles Driggs (Jeff Daniels), staid and married, yuppie, NYC tax consultant and bond trader
Audrey Hankel (Melanie Griffith), free-spirited, kooky, black-wigged, nicknamed Lulu – after sexy actress Louise Brooks’ femme fatale character in Pandora’s Box (1929)
She took off with Charles to New Jersey, where she engaged in kinky sex with him during the early part of their road trip – handcuffing him to a motel bed and making love to him (and calling his office), before they attended her high school reunion together. She claimed her name was Audrey when she introduced Charles to her mother.
Director: Jonathan Demme
Tags: 'Sister' Carol East, Charles Napier, Dana Preu, Free movies 1986, Jack Gilpin, Jeff Daniels, Margaret Colin, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Robert Ridgely, Something Wild, Something Wild Online, Tracey Walter