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R| 2 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
In a California beach community, private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) tends to work his cases through a smoky haze of marijuana. One day, Shasta, a former lover, arrives out of the blue to plead for Doc's help; it seems that Shasta's current beau, rich real-estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann, has a wife who may be plotting to commit him to a mental hospital. When Mickey and Shasta both disappear, Doc navigates a psychedelic world of surfers, stoners and cops to solve the case.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix , Josh Brolin , Owen Wilson , Katherine Waterston , Reese Witherspoon , Benicio Del Toro , Martin Short , Jena Malone

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Inherent Vice (2014)

Release Date: January 9th, 2015|2 hr. 28 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Inherent Vice is packed with shitfaced hilarity, soulful reveries, stylistic ingenuity and smashing performances that keep playing back in your head. It may not demand repeat viewings, but it sure as hell rewards them. It's the work of a major talent. show more

  • Well-acted, intermittently compelling, often incoherent but always offbeat, Inherent Vice is a twisting story about twisted California stoners. Think of it as a film that's meant to be experienced, more than fully understood. show more

  • A P.T. Anderson film is, by definition, an event, even if this one doesn’t measure up to such absurdist landmarks as Howard Hawks’s “The Big Sleep,” the Coen brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” and Robert Altman’s peerless “The Long Goodbye.” show more

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  • December 17, 2014 RLM
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    I was shocked. Absolute piece of garbage, we walked out. Why should I be surprised, Hollywood continues to push out garbage, good movies are a thing of the past. Desensitization and ugliness leads the charge today.

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