What can you say, really? If you want your kid to be a PTA fan, just keep this in your collection, tell him or her to never watch this film, it's too dirty, and then watch in wonder as they suddenly know everything they ever needed to know about the glitz, glamor, and horror of vintage porn stars!
But really, this is a youthful film, and the moment your young-un is mature enough in your eyes to see some eye candy while also getting exposed to a great director, make this a go-to.
The Rise and Fall of Dirk Diggler
Incredible. This is one of those movies you really lose yourself in, with great dialogue, acting, and music. The story features such a wide variety of characters (specifically Alfred Molina's) it's extremely unique and intriguing.
This isn't so much a movie as much as it's a living, breathing organism.
Cinema doesn't get much better than this.
It must suck to be Martin Scorcese when some punk kid named PT Anderson can whole hog rip off your style and completely do it better than you ever kid.
Paul Thomas Anderson's second film, Boogie Nights, is what put him on the map. It's appeal is hard to describe. It's story is about a teenager who meets a porn director and soon finds himself wrapped up in the porn business. Sounds cheap and trashy, but in reality it isn't. It's a fantastic movie that shows of the talent of Anderson more than any movie he has ever done. This may not be my favorite movie Anderson has done, but…
Still my favorite PTA film and still, definitely one of my all time favorites.
So damn' engaging, original, insane, hilarious, stylish and rich. I don't know what it was about this movie. I've tried writing a coherent review for it since I first saw it in 2011 but I can't.
I guess, simply put, it did exactly what I want any film to do for me. It grabbed my attention, but did so much more than that at the same time. Some of the best directorial work I've ever seen.
One of my favorite films of all time.
If you know me personally, you'll know that I don't do around giving 5 stars very often. Right now there are less than 20 films I've rated more than 4 and a half.
But with this film, there is no consievable way I could rate this any lower.
This is by far Paul Thomas Anderson's best work. Whalberg is fantastic as Dirk Diggler. Thanks to Anderson, he gives a performance I never thought he could ever give. Every shot is…
Otra de mis all time favorites.
Recuerdo como si fuese ayer la primera vez que la vi en una copia barata de VHS. En aquellos días era yo menos exigente. No había internet. Y aún no tenía para comprar películas originales.
En fin. Ha mejorado con el tiempo increíblemente y todos los detalles que revela P.T. Anderson en el comentario (totalmente recomendado por cierto) te das cuenta que su ideal original era una película mucho más lúgubre y punitiva no…
I adore this film so much. P T Anderson never ceases to amaze me.
A hilarious, strong, and fantastically lengthy view of the porn industry that focuses rebelliously on characters.
I'm gonna stick by my guns and say that this is Paul Thomas Anderson's best film to date. Yes, even over The Master, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood. One of my all-time favorites.