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Rated R · 148 min. · 2014


Even a Paul Thomas Anderson fan has to admit that this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's 2009 gonzo novel doesn't make any damn sense. A parade of Hollywood names (Joaquin Phoenix, Eric Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Martin Short) orbit in and out of the incomprehensible storyline. Anderson's comedic flourishes clash with an overarching melancholy mood. Pretentious and inscrutable, the film comes off like a half-remembered dream.

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson and Thomas Pynchon
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Benicio Del Toro, Sasha Pieterse, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Wilson Bethel, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short


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