Boogie Nights Reviews
This film, however, studies the porn industry as a kind of single collective character. It's shallow, vain, na├┬»ve, and relatively unintelligent, but we see that these are human beings with aspirations and goals in life, people that are capable of love.
Having said that, there's nothing in the movie I didn't like, I just felt like there was too much of all of it and it kind of overstayed its welcome. But I still liked it all. I liked Wahlberg's story of a rising porn star, I loved Burt Reynolds as the legendary porn producer, I liked the journey through the decades of porn from the golden age to the modern age, and it had enough heartfelt drama to keep me invested while still being just an all-around fun movie that I really just plain enjoyed. It's a damn entertaining movie that given a few cuts could have been damn near perfect, but as it stands its overlong pacing issues keep it from greatness. I didn't love it, but I came very close. I really really liked it.