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Synopsis: From writer/director P.T. Anderson comes the turbulent behind the scenes story of an extended family of filmmakers who set out to revolutionize the adult entertainment industry in the seventies.
Idealistic producer Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds) has always dreamed of elevating his films into an art form. When he discovers young actor Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg). Jack begins to turn his dreams into reality under the stage name of Dirk Diggler. Eddie soon gives the adult entertainment world a star the likes of which it has never seen. But the rise to fame has its costs, and soon Dirk finds himself sliding down the slippery slope of sex, drugs and violence. The only question can he get himself back together before it's too late?
Run Time: 155 Minutes
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Dvd Extra's: (New Line Platinum Series Edition 2 Disks)
Disk 1: Languages: English and French. Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish. Filmmaker Commentary by P.T. Anderson. Commentary by Cast Members. Music From The Film.
Disk 2: Cast and Crew. Deleted Scenes. Deleted Scenes with Commentary. The John C. Reilly Files. "Try" Music Video. Credits.
Hidden Features: New Line Platinum Series 2 disk edition: Select the 'Color Bars' option. Once the clip starts playing search forward...eventually you'll come to some outake clips!(Warning this does contain footage of Dirks prosthetic penis)
Nudity Factor: Early in movie guy catches his wife having sex with another dude, Heather Graham strips to full nudity and gets it on with Mark Wahlberg on the couch, Dirks first film see Julianne Moore's breasts and Mark Wahlberg's ass, Quick breast shot of a girl on a bed, See another porn actress naked, Breasts of two girls in the hot tub, Topless woman during magic trick, See Driks prosthetic penis as he talks to himself.
Of Note: 40 seconds of film were cut to reduce the original NC-17 rating to an R.
Overall I would give this movie an ok rating. At times the movie lags a bit. They could have cut the down slide of Dirk down a bit and we would have still gotten the idea of how far he had fallen. At times this movie was just depressing for me at others it was the American Dream, a kid from no were that had nothing was able to rise to the top. I liked all the casting and thought they all did a great job. If kids are around this is not a movie to watch around them. Other than the movie dragging in places it is a pretty good movie and for the most part worth watching. I will caution you, if you have issues with nudity, drugs, and violence in movies, then you might want to stay away from this film.
This movie took me by surprise. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into when I flipped in the DVD. Usually I have some knowledge of what a particular movie is about before watching it and I either didnít have it or forgot it for this one. Right away I was thinking that the actors looked like a bunch of porn stars. Huh, little did I know! I then noticed that entirely too much attention was given to peoples crotches for a normal movie. It wasnít until I was about 15 minutes in before I realized what it was actually about. I then proceeded to grin from ear to ear and settle in to enjoy the show. First off; let me say that I think the casting was excellent and I think the acting was just as good. The story was lacking a bit but it made up for that in female nudity. So if you like naughty movies I think this one is a must watch. Iíd even buy this one as I think Iíd watch it more than once.