Businessman Charles Driggs boring existence takes a dramatic turn when he meets sexy wild-child Lulu. He leaves behind his old life when he fails to return to the office and she takes him out of town.
Buttoned-down business type Jeff Daniels meets wild and crazy Melanie Griffith in a coffee shop, and they wind up on a spree across the country that turns them into comic outlaws before Melanies psychotic old boyfriend Ray Liotta turns up with a knife to add a nasty edge to the high jinx.
Directed by Jonathon Demme, from E. Max Frye's script, Something Wild exudes trendiness thanks to a superb soundtrack of weirdly-chosen artists and a cast of bizarro cameo players like John Sayles and John Waters but dates fast.
As an artefact from a period the mid-80s that produced almost nothing distinctive, this remains breezy fun.