Based on Thomas Pynchon's best selling novel, Inherent Vice is the latest big screen offering from filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. It's a "trippy" movie set in the seventies and features an all star cast who play a wild bunch of interesting and amusing characters. Joaquin Phoenix seems right at home playing a pot smoking private eye who gets pulled back into the biz when his ex girlfriend comes a calling.
Seeing how this film is just a bit too complicated to describe in detail here is the plot synopsis for you. Set in a California beach community, private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) tends to work his cases through the smoky haze of marijuana. One day, Shasta, (Katherine Waterston) an ex-lover, arrives out of the blue to plead for Doc's help; it seems that Shasta's current beau, rich real-estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann, has a wife who may be plotting to commit him to a mental hospital. When Mickey and Shasta both disappear, Doc navigates a psychedelic world of surfers, stoners and cops to solve the case.
Inherent Vice also stars Josh Brolin, Jena Malone, Owen Wilson, Hong Chau, Sasha Pieterse, and Joanna Newsom. I spoke with the cast in Los Angeles about working on the film and why every actor in Hollywood wants to work with director Paul Thomas Anderson. Please click the link below for my interviews which includes an exclusive with the film's star Joaquin Phoenix.
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