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4 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:In Theatre Saw at/with: Showcase Orange with Holli Durkin and Cheri
Rating: R Year: 1999 Category: Drama
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Time: 188 min. Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson

Mine: The kind of movie that I like pretty well when I saw it, and can not wait to see again. Great performances all around. Even Tom Cruise is good. Writing is particularly good. A really great film. Riley and Hoffman are in great form. The complexity of the stories is high, and the emotional impact is significant.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: A mosaic of misery, with an array of characters-ranging from a dying man and his angelic male nurse to a precocious kid pressured to perform on a TV game show-who must deal with anger, guilt, isolation, the sins of the fathers, and ultimately, forgiveness, on an almost Biblical level. Fine performances in this emotionally exhausting film, including a dynamic Cruise as a self-invented Pied Piper of satyrdom. Overall impact is muted by the film's sheer length. Haunting songs by Aimee Mann. Written by the director. Panavision.
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