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Brilliant and hilarious with a fantastic script, based on Thomas Pinchon's classic novel. Just don't expect coherent plotting - Doc and his narrator are *very* stoned throughout, so they're hardly reliable when it comes to relating events accurately...
This is an interesting film. My girlfriend hated it, said she couldn't follow the plot, and I must admit there are some twists ad turns, but the confusion is deliberate - it all creates a sense of the main character's stoned outlook. Have watched it twice and will view again.
Reminds me a bit of the Big Lebowski in humour and style. Lots of jokes on potheads and paranoia, set in 60's California Anderson weaves a brilliant conspiracy plot based on Pynchon's (popular with American Studies students and teachers) novel.
Definitely worth watching despite a relatively luke-warm reception by critics, Paul Thomas Anderson has produced another beauty like an onion - with layers of humour, with a cast who know what they are doing.
I loved it but you have to love art house films or at least embrace it. I am a film buff and read about films so if you are then get this to your collection. Joaquin phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are the best at what they do.