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Plot: 24 hours in L.A.; it's raining cats and dogs. Two parallel and intercut stories dramatize men about to die: both are estranged from a grown child, both want to make contact, and neither child wants anything to do with dad. Earl Partridge's son is a charismatic misogynist; Jimmy Gator's daughter is a cokehead and waif. A mild and caring nurse intercedes for Earl, reaching the son; a prayerful and upright beat cop meets the daughter, is attracted to her, and leads her toward a new calm. Meanwhile, guilt consumes Earl's young wife, while two whiz kids, one grown and a loser and the other young and pressured, face their situations. The weather, too, is quirky. Runtime: 188 mins Release Date: 06 Jan 1999
I have never before spent so much time analyzing, discussing, or viewing a film... (by McWoop)
And it is a FILM. It is no ordinary movie. As a fan of Boogie Nights, I couldn't wait for Magnolia. Although its running time has made at least 20 people leave the auditorium, I have stayed for every single second. The mood and stories and characters keep building and building and building, and when it finally comes down, I feel this immense sense of relief and wonder at how PT Anderson was able to come up with something so clever and intertwining and wonderous, and was able to pull it off. This "movie" is not for everyone. It is thinking-hat required. I have also never been so <more>
excited to look up Bible verses before. The cast, as you have probably read, is superb. I have never been so impressed. This film has "restored my faith in the filmmaking industry. To see these actors, crew, and the writer/director/genius at work is inspiring." These people obviously love their craft, and one of my friends even said that the cast was "touched by the hands of God..." to which I whole-heartedly agree. He also has said, ""This film not only teaches film makers how to make films, but it teaches movie watchers how to watch movies!" to which I again whole-heartedly agree a thousand times over. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is absolutely outstanding as the only character who is "normal." His performance has made me smile and shake my fist in the air the three times I've seen Magnolia since it opened. Tom Cruise is also spectacular. As with every single last character, every line he utters is important to his character and what it means for the rest of the stories. Another outstanding performance/character is the part of police officer Jim Kurring, played by John C. Reilly. His character is just so perfect and JUST SOOOOO PERFECT that it makes me smile every time he is on screen. Add to all of this one incredible soundtrack, and you have something that will go down in film history as legend and probably one of the most underappreciated, misunderstood, and definitely underseen films of all time.The soundtrack, oh, the soundtrack. When listening to the songs, I can picture each exact moment as if I was watching the movie all over again, and it brings unexplainable feeling. Aimee Mann's songs, especially, are a perfect fit to a perfect story and mood. This film is not for everyone, but, if you want to see glorious filmmaking, acting, writing, and characters in action, I HIGHLY suggest you see Magnolia.
Magnolia is a film of epic proportions. A film that is our generation's. It's about real life, real people and real coincidences. These things happen, this is happening as Stanley Spector states. Magnolia is as perfect a film as you will see these days. P.T.'s camera acts as the protagonist, and the ensemble cast is one of the most solid in film history. Told in 24 hours, set up by a remarkable prologue and finished with a beautiful epilogue, Magnolia finds beauty in the darkness of life. In the redemption of the filth life sometimes brings us. It shows us that we are all <more>
connected through pain and suffering and sinning and yet, it does not give us this pessimistic view. Certain films cannot be described, they must be viewed and everyone should view this masterpiece!!!
That is what this film is about and "Strange things happen all the time" are the best ways I can think of to describe the overall plot of the film. The story of a dozen people, on one incredible day, in one very wet valley, on Magnolia Avenue.I could list reason, after reason, after reason why this is one of the finest films I've ever seen... I really could. From the fact that every cast member gives an oscar-worthy performance, to the fact that this film has upwards of 10 amazing sequences I have never seen before, and probably will never see again, in any film.This film gets <more>
my highest recommendation and a definite 10. I say see it right now, and see it as many times as possible.
Forget American Beauty, The Sixth Sense, Eyes Wide Shut. Magnolia is definitely the best movie of 1999, and one of the best American movies ever made.Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson's previous effort was already a promising effort, but it was a bit too long. Magnolia is even longer, but it's filled with such a spectrum of touching stories and such a quantity of wonderful characters, that I didn't even notice the three hour length. Magnolia is a mosaic of intertwining and intercepting stories, dealing with such issues as forgiveness, hurt, redemption, sin and the role of chance <more>
in our lives. And though the film offers a deep emotional catharsis, it never loses it delicate, humane tone. The people Magnolia displays are not the best of men, but none of them are beyond forgiveness. That, to my opinion, is the most important message the film conveys.As many have already said, Magnolia is an ensemble piece. Acting is superb throughout the film, and though Magnolia has approximately ten lead role and a bunch of supporting characters, there isn't a single member of the cast who is misplaced. My personal favorites are Philip Seymour Hoffman as the sensitive nurse compare this role to the sleazy characters he played in Boogie Nights, Happiness and The Talented Mr Ripley and you'll notice what a great actor he is , Tom Cruise as the self-made seduction guru his best performance ever and William H. Macy as the former child prodigy who never grew up his role resembles the one he did in Fargo, but in Magnolia he is redeemed of his sins .No film is perfect and even Magnolia has it's flaws, but I'm still so stunned by this masterpiece that I haven't even started to think what they could be. That, I think, says it all about the quality of this film.Rating: **** of ****
Stunning and Emotionally Moving Drama (by Tulsa90)
I rented this movie from Blockbuster without knowing anything about it. I was hooked from the opening scene until the final frame and was sad to see the movie end. The character development, plot, and acting were magnificent. I was moved on many levels and felt almost every conceivable emotion at one point or another. The characters seemed so real to me that I was hard pressed to think of a movie that had the same strong level of character development across the board. The only negative comment I can make is that I felt like there were a couple loose ends when the movie finished. But this may <more>
have been intentional and was a minor blemish in an otherwise very fine film. Even Tom Cruise reached new levels as an actor in this film. I gave it a 9 out of 10, only because a perfect 10 is a once in a lifetime film in my opinion. A must see for serious dramatical movie lovers.
A rich slice of modern life presented wonderfully by Paul Thomas Anderson. Nine or so "broken" people are followed through the film, each of them at least vaguely interconnected to the others. We are shown where they are currently at in life, and find out what has happened to have brought them there. By the end of the film, they are finally at a point where they can confront what is making them so unhappy and perhaps take control of their lives and look forward to a brighter future even if their time is limited .Some people have complained about the ending of the film, perhaps <more>
hoping for everything to be neatly tied up, or at least for something less absurd than we get. In my opinion, however, it is perfectly apt for things to end as they do. We dip into these characters' lives in the present, learn about their past, and leave with optimism for their future. I would have found a cinematic "group hug" to be overly sentimental and highly unnecessary. For that alone, the director must be applauded for exercising some restraint. It would have been far too easy to extend the story a bit further and portray the characters as now being "mended", but this is not how real life is and would not have rung true with the film's overall tone of "this is just something that happens".The sheer ambition of the director is also welcomed. It looks like pre-millennial tension sparked off a mini-renaissance in Hollywood, with this film and others such as "Fight Club" and "American Beauty" harking back to the period in the 70s when there was no distinction between "mainstream" and "arthouse". A-list actors and directors were not afraid to take a few risks and box-office gross was not the only factor used to denote a film's success or failure. It remains to be seen whether the current revival is just a blip. Let's hope not.As for Mr. Cruise, although this may be his best performance to date, at times he looked a bit out of his depth. At the bedside scene, for example, the clenched fist, intense gaze and facial grimace instantly shattered my suspension of disbelief. This trademark Cruise gesture as much so as Bruce Willis' smirk crossed the line between character and actor, turning "Frank TJ Mackey" back into "Tom Cruise - Movie Star". For most of the film his performance was convincing, but when the role required some real emotion or loss of control, his limited acting range was exposed. I don't think he'll ever be able to achieve the credibility he'd like, but a good start would be to take on more such challenging roles, with the proviso that they are not obvious vanity projects or oscar-vehicles.To sum up, I found this film warm and sincere, not pretentious as some have suggested. As for the frogs? Well, don't strain yourself looking for some deep, hidden metaphor, just take it at face value and enjoy the pure spectacle that you get from the sheer number and size of the frogs. It's a visually stunning sequence, up there with other truly classic moments in cinema.From reading some of the comments presented here, it seems a shame that many people can't get past the swearing, drugs, running time or "arthouse cinema" tag. To really enjoy this film, you probably need to watch it without any such prejudices, and to leave your cynicism at the door. Don't be afraid of not "getting it", take it as you find it. Just sit back, let it envelop you and you'll be rewarded.
Spoilers herein.I really admire PT. He has a visual imagination. Its rather immature and not integrated into the narrative like Altman can. He has a way of placing and shaping actor's relationship to the viewer. Again, it is rather childish compared to Kurosawa or Welles. But the fact that he knows about this makes him rare and worthy of respect. Because of this, he knows or intuits what's in each actor: some play directly, some play themselves playing, some play irony. Those are the ordinary stances. Cruise and most other are limited to that range, but Moore is not. Hoffman is not. <more>
These two can create multiple stances that form a baroque richness to the entire project.I believe that PT started with this notion of filling all the narrative levels of abstraction, something he thinks is in Mann's music. Then he set about constructing a means to create and populate every level that he and partners could find. This is not like Altman who uses the short cuts to play off of and contrast; PT uses something similar to build and is able to achieve effective simultaneous perception of all these levels at once.The story is not the focus at all, but he has crafted several threads, all based on narrative as discovery. All discoveries in this world produce profound consequences, different punishments for insight. Therefore, all narrative quests in this world have angst. This isn't fun like the Coens give us, this is work.This man, PT, could turn out to be important. He could create some lifealtering stuff some day. Meanwhile, his notebooks are worth watching.Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 4: Worth watching.
I saw this movie quite a bit ago when it first came out in the theaters. I had loved "Boogie Nights" and looking at the cast for Magnolia I was sure it would be a sure winner. I walked out of the theater completely disappointed.I recently had a second chance to view it as a friend of mine rented it. I decided I would put my previous judgments aside and watch it with no expectations and I was still very disappointed.Acting wise, this movie was great. William Macy and Julianne Moore were brilliant and passionate as always. Tom Cruise gave his best performance since "Interview <more>
With the Vampire." Jason Robards gave a great performance in one of his last movies. But even all these actors giving their all couldn't make me like this.I love deepness in movies. It is a quality lacking in most of today's films. Only a few movies in recent years have succeeded in this. "American Beauty" and "Fight Club" being two that come to mind. But "Magnolia" fails about doing this and instead comes across as pretentious while wasting over 3 hours to give a message that can be summed in two words. "S**t Happens."For my dollar I'll take "American Beauty" over this any day. Save your money. Or at least go out and get something that won't leave you angry at yourself for having seen it
The funny thing about this picture is the number of people, especially industry people who came out of the woodwork to hate it. Who cares if the ensemble cast is fantastic? Who cares if the script is riveting and bloody raw with a certain truth? Who cares if it was carefully written and directed by someone with only two features under his belt? The fact is that you either understand this story or you don't. Many of us come from families torn asunder by the bits and pieces of scrap metal sucked into the engines of our childhood and thusly causing a fiery crash of sorts as adults. many of <more>
us try to hate parents who phoned in their responsibilities or never bothered to make the call at all. From the perspective of someone in the position to forgive or to ask some sort of forgiveness from friends, family or complete strangers, this film drives one straight down the fairway. There are parts of each of us in the characters portrayed here and they are each at once worthy of both pity and scorn. It seems that the rift this film creates is that those who dislike it, may not have lived within the coincidences it poses. Where as with those of us who did like the film, loved it and saw within it the reflections of our own stories which cause it to be true and painful and as solid as bone.