Inherent Vice

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  148 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2014 - Toronto - December 25, 2014 - Toronto
January 9, 2015 - Select cities

DVD: April 28, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 2.53
based on 36 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Joanna Newsom, Sasha Pieterse, Hong Chau


Los Angeles, 1970. Private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) receives a visit from an ex-girlfriend who's now having an affair with real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts). She wants his help in foiling a plot by Mickey's wife and her lover, to have Mickey admitted to a mental health institution.

Based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson
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  • 5 stars "I really like this. Then again, I also liked Pulp Fiction, ... The multi-plot became complex because the movie was squeezed into such such a small timeframe compared to the development it treid to bring us. If they could've had a real 3-hours, then the development of other characters, such as Martin Sheen's,... would've provided for more and better dark-humour,..., but still it was a commendable effort. I thought Phoenix played a great 70'z slightly druggy, rebelious, product-of-the-culture PI, the whole thing was a realistic trip, and Buzz-cut Brolin was fantastically stereotypical -really, the whole gelling of the cast was interesting. The life and death fight scene between Phoenix"
  • 1 star "With all the talent in this film one would have thought it would have been a great film... For me it was a total waste of my money ... Should have read the reviews first. What a waste of time and bucks !"
  • 2 stars "weird weird weird and strange, a movie that is a road to nowhere and when u get there it will make you feel empty and filthy, as i walk out before the movie ended as i was thinking about it a little before, i was hoping it would get better but didn't, Cinematography was good the acting was good as it was like a B movie feel but with a list actors if it wasn't weird like i said before would have given it a better rating 2 and a half stars as i wont be waiting with a smile on my face when it comes out on dvd :("