The only inherent thing about this movie is the fact that nobody told Joaquin Phoenix that diction is important while acting. I found myself losing what lines were said by him because he was a mumbling high-as-a-kite mess. If the lost lines from poor diction don’t confuse you, the convoluted plot will. The acting is mostly pretty good in this, but I just found myself wondering where the movie was going and what the heck was happening. The movie clocks in at two and a half hours and it ends it a pretty frustrating fashion. Sorry Paul Thomas Anderson, if I had to pick my poison as a vice it would not be this story from Thomas Pynchon.
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Inherent Vice (2014)