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Inherent Vice

Year : 2015 Director : Paul Thomas Anderson Running Time : 148 minutes Genre : , , ,
Movie review score
2/5

What’s it about?
Set in the 1970s, a drug-fueled LA detective Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend alongside a star-filled cast.

What did we think?
Elizabeth Best says: You know when you get invited to a party at a really swanky looking house – I’m talking super stylish – with all these “it” people and you’re thinking, “This is gonna be a helluva night”, but then everyone else proceeds to get really high except you, and while everyone else is uncovering the mysteries of the world hidden in their navels, you’re looking at your watch wondering when it would be polite to leave? Yeah. That.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Tianna says:

    I disagree! I thought it was sumptuous.Too sophisticated for you?

  2. Elizabeth Best says:

    It’s funny you should mention, I had this exact fight with some of the guys from Empire! The ed strongly disagrees with me and loved the pants off this movie. One of the other reviewers was on my side and had many mixed feelings on it. It’s a film that has many things to like about it – as I said it was a super gorgeous film. Very stylishly executed and well directed (the stylish, well-planned party). But I found the plot SO meandering. It was hard not to feel like the only sober person at the shindig.

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