Julianne Moore plays the would-be mother to all, and with that comes the torment and anguish she feels, as life imitates art; and she loses all those close to her. Mark Whalberg in hisbestperformance to date plays a well-endowed 17 year old who begins workinginthe porn industry under porn director Burt Reynolds in an Oscar nominatedperformance. Everybody does a fine job. Boogie Nights isat once shocking, hilarious, devastating and both visually and audiblyoutstanding. This is where Dirk finds initialsuccess. This story is about success, it's about failure.
This film has so many layers and so much texture and so many amazing things about it that you can watch it over and over and over again and see amazing, new things each time. This movie is superb, it is perfect in almost every way. Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. But Anderson crafts a loving portrait of these characters, and the audience likes and cares about them just as much as he does. BoogieNights is powerful, raw, and gutsy through script, direction and acting. With so many great songs of the period at his disposal, he works two discs worth into the story. We see his rise during the care-free innocence of the later 70s and we witness him bottom out in the early 80s.
Having reached an age when he can look back on his half decade stint as the top box office star with some wisdom, now a lifetime of seeing the rise and fall of many actors including himself gives the role great depth. In my opinion, it takes a truly gifted director to incorporate such themes in their work while still keeping widely acknowledged critical credibility. It's about the choices you make in life and the choices others make for you. Do whatever you have to do and watch this movie. Eddie is just a dopey kid from Torrance, California who wants something more out of life.
Within the grasp of each scene is resides an element marked fordepiction within your imagination. Well halfway throughthe film is about the porn industry but the other half is about thecharacter development and the bad situations these characters gothrough. An amazing director who made Boogie Nights amazing. Robert Ridgely as the Colonel. His technique often takes us from one room to another, then perhaps outside so we don't miss a thing.
Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. And if proving Adam Sander can bea great actor Punch Drunk Love wasn't enough. Synopsis Adult film director Jack Horner is always on the lookout for new talent and it's only by chance that he meets Eddie Adams who is working as a busboy in a restaurant. Julianne Moore is also brillant, as is Heather Graham. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. What Paul Thomas Anderson has created is no less than a stunning representation of the pursuit and subsequent loss of the American Dream if such a thing still exists.
But the most over-the-top scene would have to be the one where Heather Graham stomps on the head of a young man with her roller skates. Anderson put everything he had into this glorious, moving epic. The story deals with self realization and determination on a scale so large, no camera angle could cover it. Boogie Nights opens with an explosion of color and sound as the camera glides through a bustling street of '70s nightlife with liquid ease. The main themes in Boogie Nights are the obvious ones relating to afilm of this genre; pornography, drugs, sex, betrayal, violence andmusic. You know who really deserved a nomination, right along with Burt Reynolds? Thomas Jane also was magnificent and although he only had a small part he played it to perfection.
John's performance is a perfect balance of comedic timing and character driven emotion. Boogie Nights is a funny, depressing, uplifting, exciting, heartbreaking, and strangely beautiful film. It would have been easy for a filmmaker to turn Boogie Nights into a parody of the pornography industry. Some scenes are breathtaking, literally. Jack Horner is the director of adult films in the movie, trying to prove that the industry may grow with the help of directors, as himself, having artistic approaches.
I mean yes, if your not a porn person whocan't bother being by it, than this isn't the film to see. Storyline: The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The actors played there roles perfect, especially MarkWahlberg, John C. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Very few movies can claim this triple crown. The soundtrack is incessantly infectious, the sets and wardrobe vibrant, and even the cinematography is lush and colorful.
It was just a means for the young woman to get some revenge on a guy who made fun of her way back in high school. What I like about this film is that it takes it's own sweet time to develop a scene. I truly recommend it to drama lovers and but also warn parents to keep their youngsters away from this movie, because of too many explicit scenes. Altman and Scorsese have twisted sex together in one of the greatest American films of the past 20 years. T Anderson, we all have this movie to enjoy.