Magnolia (1999)

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Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.

Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson Paul Thomas Anderson Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  John C. Reilly John C. Reilly  •  Tom Cruise Tom Cruise  •  Julianne Moore Julianne Moore  •  William H. Macy William H. Macy Genres Drama  •  Ensemble Film  •  Hyperlink Film  •  Magic Realism  •  Psychological Drama  •  Urban Drama Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Arthaus  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Golden Bear for Best Film Winning  •  New Line Cinema  •  Slant Magazine's 100 Best Films of the 1990s  •  The Cinemaholic's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Winning
Release Info 1999-12-08T00:00:00Z December 8, 1999
Color  •  188 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (6)

 
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ear on 2/25/2011 Reply  · 

All real movie lovers will love this film.The style, the acting and the frog scene spells classic.I think it's a modern movie masterpiece.

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dg_greenwood

dg_greenwood on 4/26/2012 Reply  · 

I wouldn't say "all real movie lovers" will love this film. I will say that if at any point in Magnolia you ask "Why am I watching this?" , you should stop. I love the hell out of it, but it's the sort of movie that you just have to intrinsically enjoy watching, for the performances, the camerawork, the energy, the intensity. The plot is incidental, and the ending is more of an emotional conclusion than a "meaningful" one. Great, great movie.

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Reelz

Reelz on 10/18/2012 Reply  · 

I agree with those two comments. This film, although three hours in length, grasped my attention the entire way through it. It's realistic, emotional, and thought provoking. Definitely one of the better films I've seen in a long, long time.

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The27Arsenal

The27Arsenal on 9/8/2013 Reply  · 

Frogs. That's all you need to know.

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carayverson

carayverson on 1/7/2015 Reply  · 

It's like a really loud Kieslowski film. And very brilliant.

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Cman15

Cman15 on Sep 1 Reply  · 

I couldn't get through an hour of this film. So bad...

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