Dec 21 - Dec 23, 2012
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
Rated R, 136 min.
Underwritten by Eileen Kintner of Cornerstone Home Mortgage
Joaquin Phoenix, already being mentioned as an Oscar contender for his raw and electric performance, plays a drifter just out of the Navy at the end of World War II. Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) has crafted a modern American classic that is being praised by critics as one of the best films of the year. Phoenix falls under the spell of the charismatic leader of a new religious movement. He becomes a reluctant participant in experimental psychological treatments imposed upon him by the manipulative leader, played convincingly by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. This film is sure to be on the short-list for the award season.
Bristling with vivid moments and unbeatable acting. - Los Angeles Times
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