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
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
The film takes place from 1977 to 1984. See more »
The divorce/child custody hearing of Amber Waves in 1983 clearly took place in front of a California State judge. The California state seal is also depicted. These sort of cases are routinely a state matter. Yet the state judge's conference room still had huge portraits of Ronald Reagan and George Bush on the wall. See more »
Oh, I don't want to do this any more. Honey, I can't. Let's just? Let's have fun now! Let's just go and go and go, because it's over. There's just too many things, too many things, too many things. Too many things.
Let's go walk.
I don't want to leave this room.
Me, either! I love you, honey!
I love you, Mom!
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The title is shown on a movie theater marquee in the opening shot. See more »
fearless sophomore effort from a very talented writer/director
One of my absolute favorite movies. Relaxed by the opening circus theme and then blasted by "Best of My Love," no movie has ever grabbed my attention so fast as with Boogie Nights. The opening steady-cam shot is one of the best. The rest of the movie doesn't drop off a bit. The music, the costumes, the shots and the drama are all phenomenal. The humor is great, too, and what makes it truly funny is that most of the time the characters aren't even trying to be funny. Just when it seems like PTA won't be able to top himself, the next scene brings with it something even more brilliant. And of course the ending...
What else can I say, I love this movie. Paul Thomas Anderson, you got "the touch."
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