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Magnolia [2 Discs] [DVD] [1999]

  • SKU: 3987298
  • Release Date: 05/08/2007
  • Rating: R
$22.99

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Synopsis


    Magnolia
    Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson followed his critical and commercial breakthrough Boogie Nights with this wildly ambitious story of lives intertwining on a single day in California's San Fernando Valley. Earl Partridge (Jason Robards), a successful producer of television game shows, left his wife when she contracted cancer to marry the younger and more beautiful Linda (Julianne Moore). Now, Earl has cancer himself, and Linda spends her day fetching medicines and trying to deal with the imminent death of her husband, whom she has only now come to love. Earl asks his nurse Phil (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to arrange a meeting with his estranged son, Frank Mackey (Tom Cruise), known for his self-help program "Seduce and Destroy," in which he preaches the importance of male sexual prowess; he cared for his mother after Earl left her, and he has no desire to see his father again. Earl's best-known show is hosted by Jimmy Gator (Philip Baker Hall), who also learns that he is dying. Jimmy's show pits bright adults against unusually smart kids; one of Jimmy's child contestants, Stanley (Jeremy Blackman), arrives late for a taping after being left stranded by his father Rick (Michael Bowen), who is supported by his more successful son. Meanwhile, Donnie Smith (William H. Macy), who was a champ on Jimmy's show as a child, is not having as much luck as an adult; he's just lost his job and needs to pay for some expensive dental work. Jimmy wants to reconcile with his estranged and emotionally fragile daughter Claudia (Melora Walters), who despises him and who will become involved with well-meaning police officer Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly), who has been desperately lonely since his divorce three years ago. Magnolia reunites much of the cast and crew of Boogie Nights and features eight original songs by singer/songwriter Aimee Mann and a musical score by Jon Brion. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jason Robards, Jr.
      Jason Robards, Jr. - Earl Partridge
    • Julianne Moore
      Julianne Moore - Linda Partridge
    • Tom Cruise
      Tom Cruise - Frank "T.J." Mackey
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
      Philip Seymour Hoffman - Phil Parma
    • John C. Reilly
      John C. Reilly - Officer Jim Kurring



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A tale of the human experience

      Posted
      JKKINARD
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      Each of the stories involving the characters of this movie involve the reality that every one has a past and every one has problems no matter their social status. Every actor and actress in this film portrays their roles flawlessly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Heavy

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      IDidNawt
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      Magnolia is a fantastic movie. There wasn't a point where I was bored. Some of Tom Cruises best acting in my opinion, and I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great and unique film!

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      fimmker1
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      Probably my favorite Paul Thomas Anderson film! Visually stunning, emotionally affecting and expertly acted and directed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Value

      Posted
      Jeff
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      Cheapest price I've found online. My wife mentioned she wanted the movie and found it on bestbuy.com.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An all time great film

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      mu306
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      One of the most ambitious movies ever, and one of the best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It''s different.

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      Lauren
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      Interesting that is for sure. Good bonus features.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Magnolia: 5 Stars!

      Posted
      ScottsdaleDrew

      This is truly one of the great American films in the last 20 years. Bar none.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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