A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
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. Eddie is young, good looking and plenty of libido to spare. Using the screen name Dirk Diggler, he quickly rises to the top of his industry winning awards year after year. Drugs and ego however come between Dirk and those around him and he soon finds that fame is fleeting.Written by
In the finale, when Rodriguez and his brothers unveil their new club sign and see that it's misspelled -several 1990s car are parked off to the right side of the screen. This scene is supposed to take place in 1984. See more »
[standing in the kitchen at work with Jack]
So, you want five or ten?
Well, if you just wanna see me jack off, it's ten. But if you just wanna look at it, it's only five.
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I started watching this movie expecting lots of cheap sex scenes like in the 1970's porno films. But instead, I got lots of beautiful photography, in-depth character development, a story of broken dreams, and the disintegration of members of the pornography industry. All the acting is fantastic, there is not one bad actor in the lot. My personal favorite was Heather Graham (who does have a few eye-catching nude scenes). Mark Wahlberg is surprisingly good considering he used to be Marky Mark, Burt Reynolds makes a well-deserved comeback, and Julianne Moore is both sexy and sad, something I haven't seen her portray since this movie. Supporting roles by William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, and Nicole Parker add to the masterpiece that this movie is. Don't go into this movie expecting sex, sex, sex like I did. The soundtrack is classic, too, and 2 CD's have been released of music. They are both well worth seeking out. I am still disappointed that this movie did not win more Oscars and Golden Globes!!!
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