Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Inherent Vice’ Boasts an Incredible Cast

InherentVice(PCM) Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, Inherent Vice, an adventure-comedy-drama that follows drug fueled detective “Doc” Sportello as he investigates the disappearance of his former girlfriend in 1970 Los Angeles, opens in select theaters on December 12, 2014 before expanding wide January 9, 2015.

Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, stars a multitude of award winning actors, including Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newson.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominated Paul Thomas Anderson, the “stoner noir” mystery, Inherent Vice, currently has a rating of 71% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and has been received with mixed reviews, more positive than negative, since its October 4th premiere at the New York Film Festival.

Scott Foundas of Variety praises Anderson’s latest film, calling Inherent Vice “a groovy, richly funny stoner romp” while Lou Lumenick of the New York Post bemoans Pychon’s scattered narrative: “Paul Thomas Anderson’s sporadically funny stoner noir Inherent Vice is so unconcerned with coherence that it makes Howard Hawks’ legendarily confusing The Big Sleep look like a model of narrative coherence.”

Inherent Vice premiered at the New York Film Festival on October 4 and screens at the AFI Fest on November 8 before opening in Toronto and select theaters in the U.S. on December 12 and theaters nationwide in the U.S. January 9, 2015.

Read the official synopsis from Warner Bros. Pictures for Inherent Vice and watch the official trailer, which features a pretty stellar soundtrack, below.

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Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.

When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin…well, easy for her to say.

It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble.

With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists… Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp – all Thomas Pynchon.

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