A film by Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
This is how you should see this film by smoking a joint yourself because you will follow this private detective who is a pot head into his fine and cloudy adventure. By the time you are done watching the film you will smell the pot and see that the room has been filled with smoke because in this film there sure are a lot of pot smoking I though I was watching a Cheech and Chong movie. You have to follow the story very carefully in order not to get lost. Inherent vice is, apparently, a common term in insurance and business. But this film is not about business and insurance. The story takes place in L.A. in 1970. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) with mutton-chop sideburns i think that is what they are called who does not mind the drinking and smoke pot on the job, some of his client wonder if he is drunk or high. at the time L.A. was under this horrible crime that was committed by the Charles Mason gang. If I am correct with the story Doc ex girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston), visiting Doc. She’s having an affair with the local married real estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts) the one that makes the weird commercials on TV. According to Shasta, Mickey’s wife Sloane (Serena Scott Thomas) and her lover, Riggs (Andrew Simpson), plan to have Mickey committed to an institution the one where the crazy people are. Soon after a dude, Tariq (Michael Kenneth Williams), asks Doc to find Glen Charlock (Christopher Allen Nelson) who owes him money from their time in prison. As part of that Doc visit a project development that seems to be a whore house. He then gets knock up on the head to wake up outside a dead body and the police waiting for him to wake up. Doc then meets Detective Christian F. “Bigfoot” Bjornsen (Josh Brolin) who is not a fan of this hippie / Private detective . from there doc takes a journey of more investigating with the help of some more pot smoking to top it with drinks. He encounters quite of some eccentric characters as well.
Like I said you have to follow the story very carefully even id you do you will get lost a bit. I am going to see it again anyway. It is a bit long but fun to watch. I remember the è0’s with the hippies going on smoking pot all day doing odd jobs and having a different view of life than most of us. The set is done well because you feel that you are in their world and the colors are just right so are the clothe at the time when we were wearing those clothes we thought they were cool but looking back we say what the hell were we thinking wearing that. Good time on this film. have fun.