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12/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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"This is a fine life you've made for yourself." After viewing this again, I never realized how funny (in the first half before the characters tumble downwards to mediocrity) and brilliant this picture was. Great character development and interesting from beginning to end. Shows the acting ranges of Julianne Moore, Philip Seymoure Hoffman and Mark Wahlberg. Has a killer soundtrack and spectacular direction. "If you wanted to, you can do anything." by Maggie ("Amber Waves"), "Are you my mom?" by Rollergirl and We've all done bad things." by Eddie Adams. So many topics touched based on each other such as individuality/dreams/family from Buck Swope (Don Cheadle), a man whose infidelities of his wife he can't take anymore shown by "Little" Bill (William H. Macy), a cocaine addict mother ...

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03/10/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Boogie Nights" by Yojimbo

Boogie Nights charts the rise and fall of a fresh-faced young bus boy with a "gift" who is discovered by an adult film maker in the 70s. P. T. Anderson's comic valentine to 70s porn obviously has a similar format to the likes of Goodfellas, but its much lighter tone leaves room for a lot of laughs as well as the inevitable drug-fuelled downward spiral to degradation. Initially, it's all outrageous fashions, parties, pretty girls and fast cars, and the naivety of these times is brought through really well; the extended family is like an "adult" Brady Bunch, and Wahlberg's innocent charm is infectious as they are little more than children playing at dress-up. While screwing, of course. There is also a lot of Spinal Tap in the mock documentary and Dirk's hilarious attempt at pop stardom, and...

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