Its a very Lynchian Lynch. Don't try to dissect it. What you get is loose theme, hints that something resembling a narrative is going on, but nothing cohesive. By the end the vaguest of threads connect and reveal part of the picture, but mostly Its all an excuse for the auteur to play out some intense, twisted and deliciously dark scenes from the recesses of his conscious. If you found enjoyment is Mulholland Drive, this one plays along similar lines and there are several paralleles between the two. Inland Empire is somewhat of an uglier, younger cousin. Uglier in terms of aesthetic direction and also the medium. The digital filming looks rough and cheap. Watching on Blu-Ray felt a bit pointless in that regard. The camera work is particularly loose, and it almost feels like Lynch was going for a found footage style here. For all its self-indulgence and roughness, Inland Empire does get in your head in the way much of Lynch's other work does, and there are certainly a few scenes here that linger on long after the viewing. Worth at least one watch and you should know by now whether you like what Lynch does.