Movie: Blue Velvet (1986)
Director: David Lynch
Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper
With repeat viewings, David Lynch's masterpiece Blue Velvet becomes funnier and funnier. Dennis Hopper is a joy, really, providing ample over-the-top-comedy. All except for one scene.
The first time Frank Booth (Hopper) appears, ain't shit funny. He inhales nitrous while ordering Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini), the woman whose husband he's kidnapped, to spread her legs for him. He stares into her vagina with a look somewhere between lust and fury. He hits her. He sexually assaults her. He babbles to her, saying, "Baby wants to fuck." You can joke all you want about Pabst Blue Ribbon and love letters sent from the heart, but this scene never, ever gets funny. —RS