For #71 of the #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on April 28th I watched: Inherent Vice.
I typically love Paul Thomas Anderson’s films, or at least what I’ve seen thus far. But this one… Whoo boy, isn’t this one… interesting. Find out why after the jump.
This movie is insane. It’s hard to make heads or tails of the plot sometimes. But I will say that the tripping scenes are some of the funniest things I’ve seen: Doc played by Joaquin Phoenix consistently sees Josh Brolin in the weirdest places.
I honestly can’t remember much of this movie. I do remember that Martin Short had a great bit part in it, but really the lack of my memory is a bad sign for this film.
I really don’t have much else. If you love P.T. Anderson, then please check this out. Also, I’d love to discuss his filmography in the comments.
Cinematographer: Robert Elswit (Nightcrawler, The Town)
Based on the Novel ” Inherent Vice” by: Thomas Pynchon (Chryskylodon Blues)
Written for the Screen and Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, Punch-Drunk Love)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master, Signs)
Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men, The Goonies)
Owen Wilson (Zoolander 2, Bottle Rocket)
Benicio Del Toro (Sicario, Guardians of the Galaxy)
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2 thoughts on “71- #DLMChallenge “Inherent Vice””
There Will Be Blood and Magnolia are too of my favourite films, so I was excited to watch this on a flight over to the US.
I thought it was really interesting and there were some really funny bits. Some great performances too! I just found I could never really follow exactly what was happening (maybe the plane was too loud and distracting) and there was no satisfying reveal which shows all the links (like with Magnolia). But hey maybe that was his intention!
I liked the film, just not as good as some of his others.
Agreed: hard to follow and little payoff.