Drama • R • 1997 • 2 hr 36 min
Like the Goodfellas of the adult film industry, very good acting and a multi-decade plot accurately reflecting the dynamics of social change
It’s the start of Paul Thomas Anderson’s ascent to becoming one of the great directors.
Not for everyone but definitely eye opening to those who work in the porn industry. The cast are all committed and sell the performance!
Amazing film. Funny, sad, intense. Great watch
A funny, thrilling, and heartbreaking tale about not just finding your calling but finding your family. Setting just happens to be 70s porn.
Inside look at sexy, exciting fun but also sad and tragic world of porn
Even thought this came out in 1997 it feels like 1977. Truly a timeless classic. Great acting, music, characters and cinematography.
Brilliant. Funny, Heartbreaking, Disgusting and beautiful all in one film.
The best film ever made, I’ll just say it.
An amazing portrait of the porn industry in the 70s, with darkly comic performances all around
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Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.
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An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.