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 the American Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants, and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.Written by
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Reynolds has made my dreams come true. And I have given him what he desires most in return.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
And what's that?
Every piece of me.
Dr. Robert Hardy:
He's a very demanding man, isn't he? Must be quite a challenge to be with him.
Yes. Maybe he is the most demanding man.
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It had one of best music scores. I think screenplay was amazing. Editing was top notch. Camera was rolled at all beautiful angles. Story was engrossing. Acting was captivating. Direction was enthralling. Tone was just and apt. Hardly a movie rates high on all so many levels. This individual and technical superiority of all departments was blended into somewhat messy but mostly scintillating piece of cinema. With minor faults here and there but overall a joyous expierience of almost perfect cinema.
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