YMMV / Mulholland Dr.

  • Awesome Music: This is scored by Angelo Badalamenti, who's no stranger to Lynch, and he doesn't disappoint. Even if you hate the movie, you have to admit that the soundtrack's pretty good.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: Even in a film as random as this, the man behind Winkie's scene stands out as pretty unrelated to everything else.
    • Not really so. The man behind Winkie's appears again later, most likely symbolizing Diane's repressed fears and guilt over killing Camilla.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Diane. She's pretty pitiful, even after having her best friend/lover killed out of jealousy.
    • The director In the first half as well, who gets an over-the-top Trauma Conga Line thrown his way from the word "go".
  • Les Yay: Big Time. And a major plot point.
  • Narm Charm: The Evil Old Folks at the climax.
  • Nightmare Fuel: While not as disturbing as say, Eraserhead, there are several moments which are quite horrifying. Of special note is the corpse scene. See also: Daylight Horror and Grotesque Gallery.
    • The Man Behind Winkie's...that is all.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Melissa George and the Cowboy. Both get callbacks in the second half of the film.
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: The 50's style musical The director is making. Likely an invocation.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: A common reaction. Others find that while there are loose ends, the film is comprehensible to them. Salon.com has a plausible interpretation.
    • The film was considered so incomprehensible by the studio that they made Lynch include a set of clues to the plot in the initial DVD release. Unfortunately, they made Lynch write the clues — and he wrote them in such a way as to heap even more fuel on the fire of Wild Mass Guessing.
  • Unreliable Narrator: We can't be sure at all that all the flashbacks we see after the waking of Diane are not heavily distorted by her severly troubled psyche.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: And this is pretty tame compared to most of Lynch's other films.
  • The Woobie: Rita near the beginning.