Mulholland Dr. creates a story woven with reality and illusions. It presents unlimited possible interpretations. I was particularly intrigued by the role shift in the two parts of the films. The film is like a puzzle to most audience in that it creates inconsistencies with the roles, namely, Diana, Camila, Rita, and Betty. The symbols, including the blue key and the blue box make the character transitions in an unexpected way. After opening the blue box, the previous world was completely distorted and the film turned into a dream-like illusion, where Betty became the dead Diana, and Rita, the helpless girl, become the Hollywood stars, just as Betty was originally. Diana was not dead, but she was not as popular and lucky in the former part while Camila took Diana’s spot. This role change makes us wondering what is real, and what is fantasy. Ironically, a better interpretation to the film is that the latter part was the reality! All the wonderful things Betty had was only Diana’s dream. More importantly, not only are people’s lives different, but also their names are changed according to Diana’s fantasy. Betty became the new Diana, and she had all the luck in Hollywood. Everything seemed ideal for her. This name was from the waitress and it created a new life for Diana. Camila turned into the poor Rita that could not live without Betty. The person with name Camila became a different girl, but not as dominant was the real Camila. This shift in characters names made the film more puzzling, but also intriguing. It’s a phenomenal film, and there are too much things to talk about for a short film review.