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Inherent Vice

Published in I
Friday, 27 February 2015 11:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, frequent drug use and nudity.

  • The pitch

    What's up doc?

  • Starring

    Joaquin Phoenix, Joanna Newsom, Katherine Waterston, Jordan Christian Hearn, Josh Brolin, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Serena Scott Thomas, Michael Kenneth Williams, Hong Chau, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse

  • Directed by

    Paul Thomas Anderson

  • Running time

    148 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hit with objects, held at gunpoint, wrestled, stomped, kneed, elbowed, slapped, bound, bashed. Objects thrown, kicked in. Swastikas seen. Nazi, cult, Charles Manson, murder, kidnapping, money laundering, contract killing, homicide, planting evidence, paedophile, forced into sexual practices mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody mouth/face/hand. Pooled blood. Cauliflower ear. Dental imagery, patients in dental surgery seen. Puncture wounds on throat mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have sex (couch, office). Oral sex (female-female). Kissing (male-female; female-female), finger-sucking, undressing, nipple-caressing, thigh-rubbing, bum-slapping. Skimpy clothing, swimwear. Fully nude femaile (full frontal), nude artworks/images (female), shirtless men, exposed breasts. Sexual hand gestures. Infidelity, threesomes, hard-on, sexual diseases, forced into sexual practices mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke joints, snort white powder, inhale happy gas. Drug paraphernalia, packages of drugs seen. Alcohol (beer, tequila, wine). Smoking (joints, cigarettes, cigar). Heroin, reefer, doper, stoned, drugs, tripping, hallucinating, balloon of dope, grass, joints, smack, dropped acid, overdose, drug cartel, peyote, PCP mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religous references. Obscene/sexual finger/hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Private investigation, paranoia, hippies, drugs, infidelity, informants, dentistry, 1970s Los Angeles, property tycoons, missing persons, counterculture, existentialism, truth, corruption.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased husband, missing persons mentioned. Seagulls, ouija board, astrology. Nose-picking. Soles of feet. Based on the novel, Inherent Vice, by Thomas Pynchon.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stupendous, surreal, funny, anxious, beautiful, audacious, fierce, groovy, weird, discursive, delightful, strange, deranged, warm, woozy, singular, gorgeous, radical, unsparing, big, oddball, confounding, madcap, psychedelic. Dazzling performance from Joaquin Phoenix, perfect comic performance from Josh Brolin, huge ensemble cast, laconic/surreal/lively/rambunctious tone, wild/convoluted story, dense plot, avoids kitsch, superb soundtrack, miraculous/speckled/sun-kissed cinematography, lived-in production design, exceptionally faithful to the Thomas Pynchon novel, lots of cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Detached, uneven, incoherent, sprawling, long. Won't be for everyone.

Lovelace

Published in L
Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:35
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Goes deep.

  • Starring

    Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts

  • Directed by

    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped/gang-raped (implied), shoved, thrown, slapped, threatened at gunpoint (pistol), tormented. A man is belted, a man behaves aggressively during sexual intercourse, pimps out his wife. Objects thrown and smashed. Domestic hitting, yelling, gunshot heard. Fatal car crash, World War II, Korea, the Hindenburg mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar, bruising, bloody face, bloody knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent oral sex scenes and implied sex. Masturbation, pimping. Kissing, flirting. People watch pornographic movies. Sexual revolution, prostitution, aphrodisiac, swinger parties mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo, provocative dancing, sex toys (blow-up doll, dildo). Woman frequently seen topless. Shirtless man, male bottom. Nude bodies (video footage). Swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine-snorting, joint-smoking. Unknown pills consumed. Being stoned, smoking grass mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails, spirits, champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Linda Lovelace, domestic violence, pornography, adult movies, home movies, Deep Throat, film-making, fame, infamy, single parenting, rejection, debt, family, mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, legacy, polygraph, pop-culture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unwanted pregnancy, child given up, circumcision, divorce, heart attack mentioned. Prison setting, overbearing mother. Fireworks, thunder. Fur worn, oysters eaten. Based on Ordeal  by Linda Lovelace.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cautionary, empowering, revealing, memorable, unflinching, mesmerising, heartbreaking, miserable, dispiriting, sobering. Stellar performance from Amanda Seyfried, terrific supporting cast. Authentic 1970s setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Faltering, limp, jumbled, predictable, melodramatic. Flat ending, weak dialogue, distracting cameos. Amanda Seyfried and James Franco bear little resemblance to their characters. Should be more shocking, disturbing than it is (omits several more troubling details about Lovelace's life).