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Inherent Vice (2014)

In Los Angeles at the turn of the 1970s, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend.

  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Jillian Giacomini
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Thomas Pynchon
Release Date: Thu, Dec 25, 2014

Rating: 6.6/10 by 1564 users

Alternative Title:
Vicio propio - AR
Vício Inerente - BR
Vice caché - CA
Vicio propio - CL
性本恶 - CN
Puro vicio - ES
Έμφυτο Ελάττωμα - GR
Beépített hiba - HU
Vizio di forma - IT
インヒアレント・ヴァイス - JP
인히어런트 바이스 - KR
Zmogiska silpnybe - LT
Vicio propio - MX
Wada ukryta - PL
Vício Intrínseco - PT
Врожденный порок - RU
Вроджена вада - UA
Inherent Vice - US

United States of America
Runtime: 02 hour 28 minutes
Budget: $20,000,000
Revenue: $14,710,975

Plot Keyword: california, detective, based on novel or book, 1970s, boat, ex-girlfriend, lawyer, disappearance, private investigator, pot smoking, hippie lifestyle, los angeles, california, drugs, surrealist, loan shark, neo-noir, 1960s, heroin cartel

Joaquin Phoenix
Larry "Doc" Sportello
Josh Brolin
Lt. Det. Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen
Owen Wilson
Coy Harlingen
Katherine Waterston
Shasta Fay Hepworth
Reese Witherspoon
Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
Benicio del Toro
Sauncho Smilax
Jena Malone
Hope Harlingen
Maya Rudolph
Petunia Leeway
Martin Short
Dr. Rudy Blatnoyd, D.D.S.
Martin Donovan
Crocker Fenway
Sasha Pieterse
Japonica Fenway
Eric Roberts
Michael Z. Wolfmann
Serena Scott Thomas
Sloane Wolfmann
Sam Jaeger
Agent Flatweed
Timothy Simons
Agent Borderline
Taylor Bonin
Ensenada Slim
Martin Dew
Dr. Buddy Tubeside
Vivienne Khaledi
Amethyst Harlingen
Andrew Simpson
Riggs Warbling
Joe Dioletto
Cop with Bigfoot
Jack Kelly
Burke Stodger (archive footage)
The Growlers
The Boards
Clancy Charlock
Wilson Bethel
LAPD Officer #1
Anders Holm
LAPD Officer #2
Emmet Unverzagt
Bigfoot's Kid
Erica Sullivan
Dr. Lily Hammer
Eva Fisher
Dr. Threeply's Assistant #1
Jackie Michele Johnson
Dr. Threeply's Assistant #2
Keith Jardine
Puck Beaverton
Delaina Mitchell
Mrs. Chastity Bjornsen
Michael Cotterman
Rhus Frothingham
Peter McRobbie
Adrian Prussia
Shannon C. Sullivan
Adrian Prussia's Secretary
Samantha Lemole
Golden Fang Mother
Madison Leisle
Golden Fang Daughter
Jefferson Mays
Dr. Threeply
Liam Van Joosten
Golden Fang Son
Matt Doyle
Golden Fang Father
Ashleigh Biller
Patient (uncredited)
David Prak
Buddhist Monk
Scott Aschenbrenner
Jesus Guard (uncredited)
Christina Bobrowsky
Patient (uncredited)
Peter Bonilla
Police Officer (uncredited)
Gregoer Boru
Recording Tech (uncredited)
Marianne Bourg
Beach Girl (uncredited)
Toyia Brown
Harmony (uncredited)
Stu Brumbaugh
Groupie (uncredited)
Seth Cash
Detective (uncredited)
Laura Lyon Rossi
Groupie (uncredited)
Elizabeth Colunga
Patient (uncredited)
Emma Cooper
Groupie (uncredited)
Nick de Graffenreid
Patient (uncredited)
Adam Dorsey
Jesus Guard (uncredited)
Ken Edling
Judge (uncredited)
Jenna Emery
Groupie (uncredited)
Al Function
Biker (uncredited)
Brandy Futch
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Lauren Goncher
Dental Assistant (uncredited)
Ellen Ho
Chinese Waitress (uncredited)
Jessica Huss
Speed Freak (uncredited)
Raiden Integra
Patient (uncredited)
Dallas James
Auto Mechanic (uncredited)
Christopher Karl Johnson
Mr. Robinson (uncredited)
Laura Kranz
Chryskylodon Patient (uncredited)
Timothy Lally
Commando (uncredited)
Adeana Lane
Beach Girl (uncredited)
Kira Legg
Groupie (uncredited)
Tracy Ann Lisa
District Attorney (uncredited)
Blue LoLan
Patient (uncredited)
Dakota Lupo
Chief Chanter (uncredited)
Jacob Lyman
Mormon FBI Agent (uncredited)
Amanda Maddox
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Emilee Madrak
Groupie (uncredited)
Kirstin Masters
Dental Assistant (uncredited)
Zach McMahon
Police Officer (uncredited)
Chelsea O'Toole
Patient (uncredited)
Shaun Parker
Commando (uncredited)
Rodney J. Richards
Adrian Prussia's Friend (uncredited)
Philip Roosevelt
Hippie in Commune (uncredited)
Osamu Saito
Japanese Waiter (uncredited)
Joel Shock
Police Officer (uncredited)
Matthew Skomo
Detective (uncredited)
Chantal Thuy
Groupie (uncredited)
Diana Elizabeth Torres
Lourdes (uncredited)


'Inherent Vice' is the next feature film from Paul Thomas Anderson and you can tell. It boasts a great soundtrack, brilliant acting and a very convoluted story as it tells the story of a private detective (Phoenix) as he investigates into the disappearance of a former girlfriend. The screenplay is very confusing. It is hard to follow and purposely so as it introduces many characters and multiple stories but I have heard that this aspect of the screenplay is very true to the original source material. All I could do was admit that the film was too bewildering and to enjoy the many jokes and humorous situations. Joaquin Phoenix is tremendous as the main character Larry "Doc" Sportello. He is complimented with a great supporting cast such as Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. Overall, 'Inherent Vice' is not a typical popcorn flick and I was very confused by the overwhelming plot. ★★★½

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