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Boogie Nights Reviews

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February 24, 2018
1001 movies to see before you die.
½ February 20, 2018
Dopo due intense visioni posso dire di aver trovato il capolavoro che stavo aspettando da P.T. Anderson, un regista che come secondo film dimostra di avere un talento incredibile. Il tema puņ lasciare spiazzati in un primo momento, ma se ci si lascia trasportare da tutta la perfetta ambientazione in stile anni '70-'80, dal cast stellare, da una sceneggiatura cruda e divertente e da una regia mozzafiato, allora ci si rende subito conto che č un'esperienza che va ben oltre le aspettative, che va ben oltre il tema esplicito e volgare che tratta. La storia coinvolge fin da subito grazie ad una narrazione che ha ritmo e non presenta punti morti. I numerosi personaggi secondari sono interessantissimi e cooperano con un gran protagonista, forse il miglior personaggio interpretato da Mark Wahlberg. La regia di Anderson č il tocco finale che eleva il film a livelli altissimi, con piani sequenza incredibili uniti a musiche caratteristiche e coinvolgenti e grazie anche ad alcune scene fanno riflettere e rimangono impresse nella mente anche a film finito. Nel complesso si tratta di un film completo, che presenta tutto ciņ che si puņ chiedere da un'esperienza cinematografica, un grande capolavoro che merita di essere ricordato come uno dei migliori film degli anni '90.
January 5, 2018
In a rare instance, P.T. Anderson casts a net so wide, he can't properly contain or resolve the contents within; despite energy and panache oozing from the film's pores.
December 25, 2017


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December 23, 2017
For a movie about the porn industry, there's too many gun shootings and not enough porn
December 20, 2017
My favorite movie (sorry Shawshank, we had a good run), Boogie Nights tells the story of Eddie from Torrance as he goes from a high school drop-out washing dishes in Reseda to an adult film superstar overnight when he and his big, bright shining star are incidentally discovered at work.

Set against the backdrop of the porn industry in the San Fernando Valley, it neither glorifies nor demonizes the industry and it embodies America itself as it moved from the carefree hedonism and decadence of the late 1970s (which symbolically end here with a literal bang) to the ensuing consequences and malaise of the early 1980s.

We follow Eddie (aka Dirk Diggler) as he struggles with handling his new found fame & finding acceptance and a sense of family that he never got at home. We experience his highs & lows as well as that of everyone else as they struggle with their personal relationships, drug use and their place in a changing industry as the "art-form" essentially goes from classical music to dubstep.

Featuring a deep ensemble of characters that are all complex and well-developed, Boogie Nights weaves multiple story arcs seamlessly and uses contemporary music from the era to perfectly set the tone for each scene. As Eddie says in the beginning, "Everyone's blessed with one special thing", but this movie has everything going for it. Five stars only because there isn't a sixth star and I would give at least 4 stars to the Brock Landers/Chest Rockwell movies within the movie as well.
November 25, 2017
Interesting film that slipped under the radar on its release in 1997.
The premise seems rather unfashionable. The late 1970s adult entertainment industry.
The main star is Mark Wahlberg who begins the film in 1977 as teenager Eddie Adams. His life is literally a car crash. Further education is really not his forte rather fornication is!
No what I mean is he becomes adult entertainment star Dirk Diggler. Under the direction of Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) he becomes a top porn star.
The film isn't a porn fest rather it shoes the rapid rise of Diggler and the equally rapid fall due to drug misuse and age as the film focuses on the 1980s.
Featuring an excellent soundtrack of my childhood including the likes of 99 Red Balloons!
The cast is quite good including the already mentioned Wahlberg and Reynolds. Julianne Moore, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and William H. Macy who suffers a shocking end to the 1970s.
Directed by young filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson the 155 minute runtime is enjoyable.
November 22, 2017
Brimming with energy, fantastic characters and a strong, heartfelt story that discusses a genre of film that isn't talked about, Boogie Nights is a masterpiece.

5/5 stars
November 5, 2017

Not since Scorsese' Goodfellas have the exhilaration of success and uncontrolable madness of defeat been captured this vividly in cinema.
½ October 28, 2017
One of the best PTA movies.
October 21, 2017
Boogie Nights is a big coming out party for Paul Thomas Anderson and Mark Wahlberg. The cast is stacked with Reynolds, Moore, Reilly, Graham, Cheadle, and more adding to the film. It is missing some needed backstory on the man who becomes Dirk Diggler, and ends with a mixed message on the porn industry.
½ October 5, 2017
There isn't a single bad performance in this movie. There isn't a single major narrative flaw in this movie. So why not 5 stars instead of 4 1/2? Because the porno scene is so uncomfortable and difficult to watch that it somewhat brings the rest of the movie down. However, this is the original work of an auteur by the name of PT Anderson and he's had a 20 year hot streak since this gem.
½ September 17, 2017
Funny and entertaining but too long.
½ September 16, 2017
Boogie Night is about finding your family with porn industry as a theme.
August 29, 2017
As much ink was spilled (or something other than ink, hehehe) over Burt Reynolds' work, this was really Mark Wahlberg's iconic performance. PT Anderson elevated what could have been B-movie sleaze to pop art and tragedy. Amazing.
August 22, 2017
I wish six stars was and option.
July 29, 2017
#1 best movie ever made, no flaws perfect story of fame and deception
½ July 8, 2017
Im usually not a fan of erotic porno films but there are two exceptions, one is Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the other is Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights.
June 30, 2017
Un peu long par moments.
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