With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp—all Thomas Pynchon.
The film stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line”), Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” “No Country For Old Men”) and Owen Wilson (“The Royal Tennenbaums,” “Midnight in Paris”); Katherine Waterston (“Michael Clayton,” “Boardwalk Empire”); Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon (“Walk the Line”) and Benicio Del Toro (“Traffic”); Martin Short (“Frankenweenie”); Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games” series); and musician Joanna Newsom.
Oscar nominee Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood,” “The Master”) directed “Inherent Vice” from a screenplay he wrote based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. Anderson also produced the film, together with Oscar-nominated producers JoAnne Sellar and Daniel Lupi (“There Will Be Blood”). Scott Rudin and Adam Somner served as executive producers.
Anderson’s behind-the-scenes creative team included Oscar-winning director of photography Robert Elswit (“There Will Be Blood”), production designer David Crank (“The Master”), Oscar-nominated editor Leslie Jones (“The Thin Red Line”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Mark Bridges (“The Artist”). The music is by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”, “The Master”). Written by Paul Thomas Anderson (screenplay) and Thomas Pynchon (novel). Music by Jonny Greenwood. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Sasha Pieterse, Owen Wilson, Benicio Del Toro, Michael K. Williams, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and Joaquin Phoenix. Opening in limited release on December 12, 2014 and expanding on January 9, 2015.
“The ’60s are over, everyone is on the run, and there’s nowhere to hide in Paul Thomas Anderson’s audacious, fiercely funny Pynchonian stoner noir.” – Scott Foundas, Variety
“…the film is stupendous: as antic as “Boogie Nights” and “Punch-Drunk Love,” but with “The Master” and “There Will Be Blood’s” uncanny feel for the swell and ebb of history.” – Robbie Collin, Telegraph
“This movie is so funny, so strange, so wonderfully charmingly deranged.” – Drew McWeeny, HitFix
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