a great piece of film making. Director Paul Anderson pulled all
the stops, went for some far-out new ideas, and took some real
chances in movie making.
There are 11 stories, and you rarely stay
with one for more than a couple of minutes before moving to the
The cast of stars may have performed some
of their best acting ever in the study of human behavior and
There was nothing that prepared me for
the ending. It will knock your socks off and leave you dumbfounded.
A fascinating character study deftly directed
by Paul Thomas Anderson, the man who brought us Boogie Nights.
Shot in the San Fernando Valley, it's 11
mini-melodramas presented in such an offbeat way that you are
compelled to watch, with a scene so surreal that you'll think
you've fallen down the rabbit hole.
Strange, outrageous, and pretty darn long!
Too weird for most, but just right for me.
This movie rambles along with about 11
subplots with many points of view.
The film becomes jerky, with cuts back
and forth, and at over three hours long, I thought it would never
The acting ranged from good to awkward
blurting and moaning to raunchy, crude overacting. There are
about ten stars doing the honors.
In my view, the picture is a lengthy, extended
journey to neither here nor there, like a long ride to nowhere.