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Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Tom Cruise View All


Paul Thomas Anderson (Director), Paul Thomas Anderson (Screenplay) View All

Released: Dec. 8th, 1999
Runtime: 3 hours, 8 minutes
An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
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Magnolia is a film that totally works for me and just like Paul's other work, I think this will be a film that I'll gladly revisit many more times in the future.
Inside the very core of the film, this is a fairly calm and collected story, which ends up feeling far more complex and meticulously calculated than formerly anticipated, especially considering how the story is actually about human examination and not explosive annihilation, which would be the easy way out.
I know that many people feel Anderson is the voice of his generation but I've got to say that outside of There Will Be Blood (which I thought was fantastic) I don't really feel like his films speak to me personally.
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