Inherent Vice (15) is showing at the Connaught Cinema & Studio, Worthing from Friday March 6th to Monday March 9th.
Stoner private dick Doc Sportello (Phoenix) is trying to track down his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay (a luminous Katherine Waterston), and the property magnate she’s been fooling around with (Eric Roberts) in late-’60s California.
Involving a hippie-hating cop (Brolin), a spaced-out snitch for hire (Owen Wilson), Sportello’s uptight DA lover (Witherspoon), a philosophising lawyer (Benicio Del Toro), and a laugh-out-loud-funny Martin Short as a sex-addicted coke-head, the story becomes ever more complex and elaborate.
Based on Thomas Pynchon’s picaresque novel, Inherent Vice is director Paul Thomas Anderson’s funniest work yet – and easily as compelling as his last, The Master, which also starred Joaquin Phoenix. As in Boogie Nights, an ensemble cast who are clearly having a ball, and the seedy authenticity of post-hippie La-La land, further enhance the film’s immense entertainment value.
Running time: 148 minutes.
Show times: Monday March 9th at 3.00 pm.
The Connaught Cinema and Studio are at 3 Union Place, Worthing.