I just finished watching it again last night. I think I like it even more. Josh Brolin is so good. And it's still so confusing, which is kind of fun, since I pick up on something new every time I watch. I think there are like 10 jokes just during Doc's walk into the rehab clinic in Ojai.
Kubrick can be like this for me, too. I've held off on re-watching “A Clockwork Orange” because its subject matter and its forcefulness can make it somewhat punishing/unpleasant to watch. But I think I still “enjoy” that movie more than I'd enjoy re-watching PT Anderson's more demanding movies.
Yeah, moment to moment, “There Will Be Blood” and, if memory serves, “The Master” are compelling/enthralling, but also exhausting. Those are both movies I mean to watch again, because I know there's more to get from repeat viewings, but the thought of it makes me tired. Whereas, I was happy…
I liked this more than I've really liked a PT Anderson movie in awhile, it feels like. His other recent stuff has been impressive and compelling and good, but this one was just way more fun for me. I kept putting it on at the end of the day and watching bits of it at a time.