• Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia

Release Date: December 17th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 29th, 2000

R |3 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

Cast: Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Melora Walters, Jeremy Blackman, Michael Bowen

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Genres: Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Ghoulardi Film Company, Magnolia Project

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Transformation , Engaging , 1990s , Pursuit , Father , Family , Endearing , Wife , Death , Son

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The kind of film I instinctively respond to. Leave logic at the door. Do not expect subdued taste and restraint, but instead a kind of operatic ecstasy. show more

  • 85
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    An exhilarating and at times operatic film. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Anderson, 29, does so much in Magnolia, with such nerve, with wily humor and out-of-the-blue bravado, that the film's flaws and lapses don't really matter. It ain't perfect, but it's awe-inspiring. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Guldbagge Award (2001)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)