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Magnolia

July 9, 2014

A group of seemingly unconnected characters–a ruthless self-help guru, a former boy genius, a game show host, a caretaker, a trophy wife, a lovesick cop–all come together over the course of a single day that ends with a stunningly emotional moment of (literally) biblical significance.

Paul Thomas Anderson followed the bright colors and disco soundtrack of Boogie Nights with this surprisingly original, ambitious, and dramatic multi-character study, combining another amazing ensemble cast with a tender soundtrack from Aimee Mann – including an iconic musical sequence unlike any other in modern cinema.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Principal Cast: Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Jason Robards, Melora Walters
Country: USA
Year: 1999
Running Time: 188 Minutes