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|Tom Cruise, Melinda Dillon, William H. Macy,
They'll just be confused.
Ditto "Kiddie Movie", or they just might be able
to explain it to you, in that case - bring 'em.
It could have had more.
Every scene with Tom Cruise.
Most given by Tom Cruise.
Paul Thomas Anderson
I think I know why critics like
"Magnolia" - because it's fucked up. I think I know why most
other people won't - because it's fucked up.
A Movie Review
Here we go, and this might not make any sense, but
"Magnolia" tells the story of a bunch of people all
intertwined. It's kinda like "six degrees of Kevin Bacon"
but more twisted. Let's see, and I'm sure I'll mess this up,
but we've got a cop who wants to just be helpful to people
and he ends up in love with a cocaine chick who is the
daughter of a game show host who is dying but kind of
molested her and on that game show is a kid who is going for
the record which is held by an old guy with some lost
celebrity and this show is, alright I might be wrong with
this connection, but put out by the company owned by an old
dying guy whose son sells ways for men to get women and
whose wife can't handle his dying. We see a day in the life
of all of these folks, culminating in a storm of biblical,
well, not proportions, but in a biblical sense that if you
see this movie you'll probably just shake your head and say
The good part of this movie - Tom Cruise. From the
beginning of his career Tom Cruise has made me want to
change mine. From the time I wanted to be a pimp, to the
time I wanted to be a Navy pilot, to the time I wanted to
drive race cars, to the time I wanted to be a bartender, to
the time I wanted to be a pool shark, to the time I wanted
to be a disgruntled vet, to the time I wanted to be a
lawyer, to the time I wanted to be a super spy, to the time
I wanted to be, well, you get the point, I always want to be
Tom Cruise, but this time I want to be Frank Mackey, the guy
that can get any woman. He is fantastic, in one of the best
roles I have seen him, maybe because he plays an asshole so
well, maybe because he is so charismatic, but in "Magnolia"
Tom Cruise is fantastic, and maybe the one reason I would
say to see the movie. The rest of the movie is interesting,
but no way in hell three hours of interesting, just fucked
Hell, I don't know what else to tell you about this movie
except if you like a cinematic mind-fuck, "Magnolia" is the
film for you. I you don't want to try to have to figure out
a movie, skip it because you might must walk out. It's
weird, and understand the critical acclaim, but I can't
recommend you see it unless you want one of Tom Cruise's
best performances. It's 3 stars out of 5. See it if you
want, but don't say I didn't warn you that you might not
That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!!