OK, I gave it a shot. but after an hour and a half (which was only half-way through the 3 hour movie) of bizarre, pointless scenes edited together in apparent random fashion, i just had to hit the stop button. since i loved David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive and the first season of Twin Peaks, i thought Inland Empire would be similar in quality but sadly, it’s just a complete mess of a movie. shot in digital form, Lynch seems to be more interested in stylized visuals and editing than story here. and those extreme closeups of the actors really weren’t that flattering especially Laura Dern who looked a bit freakish at times. I suppose if Lynch had Naomi Watts in place of Laura Dern I would have tried harder to make it through the 3 hour torturefest but with the way it was, the hour and a half was way more than i should have wasted on this film. some of the scenes like the ones with the Rabbits, didn’t even need to be in the film. there was no connection or link to speak of. i suppose if one was tripping on acid, this movie might be more enjoyable but for those that don’t do acid, i suggest rewatching David Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive.