“She came along the alley and up the back stairs, the way she always used to….”
Inherent Vice, a film that can only be described in two words: right on. It’s the seventh film by Paul Thomas Anderson and it is dazed, witty, groovy and mysterious. It reminded me of “The Dude” from “The Big Lebowski”, “Raoul Duke” from “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” and “Hunter S. Thompson” from ”Where the Buffalo Roam”. It’s Paul Thomas Anderson at his funniest/best. A certain kind of humorous, melancholic and confusing tone is spread all over the movie which is making it more thrilling to watch. Like in all Paul Thomas Anderson films, music is fucking A too.
I’m not going to tell you it’s plot but all I’m going to say is that “Doc” is puzzled but “Doc” knows how to investigate, “Doc” rules. This is the year of “Doc”. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello is perfect. Joaquin Phoenix is really an underrated actor, I wish I can give him all the awards of this world.
Inherent Vice’s cast is super talented too. Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, Katherine Waterston as Shasta Fay Hepworth, Josh Brolin as Det. Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen, Owen Wilson as Coy Harlingen, Benicio del Toro as Sauncho Smilax, Esq, Reese Witherspoon as Penny Kimball, Joanna Newsom as Sortilège, Eric Roberts as Michael Z. “Mickey” Wolfmann, Hong Chau as Jade, Martin Short as Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd. Every actor did a great job, they all were flawless.
Just give it time and it’s going to be the greatest classic film ever made. It’s going to be one of the best cult films ever made. And it’s going to be the most interesting neo-noir film ever made. It was nominated for only two awards at the 87th Academy Awards which is disgusting. These Oscar guys know nothing. Inherent Vice deserved at least 10 nominations and 8 Oscars but fuck it.
Anyway I’m just standing and clapping for Paul Thomas Anderson, he once again did a marvelous job. I’m also clapping for the hard work of it’s actors and crew members. You guys were brilliant.
I am pretty sure; you guys are going to watch it again after the first watch. I love this movie to death. Hey Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson! You mofos rule.
“Under the paving-stones, the beach!”