Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern
Paul Thomas Anderson (Director), Paul Thomas Anderson (Writer)
Release: Sep. 7th, 2012
Runtime: 2 hours, 17 minutes
Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.
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Just saw this.
I'd give anyone 50-50 odds that Joaquin Phoenix wins the Best Actor Oscar, right now, pre-nominations, without having seen most of the other potential contenders. Seriously.
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There's a lot to see and hear in this picture, so trying to follow an obnoxiously slow pace was a chore the first two times, and I resented this film for it, even though I champion slowly paced films.