Paul Thomas Anderson’s, 70’s and 80’s, porn star zero to hero flick is great. The cast is a who’s who of the last 10 years of Hollywood.
Mark Whalberg plays a young man with huge potential for stardom. Burt Reynolds finds Whalberg working as a dishwasher in a local bar. Changing his name to Dirk Diggler Eddie rises fast in the porn industry. He gains accolades from his fellow performers and goes on to be one of the porn industries biggest names.
Boogie Nights is a masterpiece. With an amazing ensemble cast starring John C. Riley, Julianne Moore, heather Graham, Don Cheadle,Burt Reynolds, and the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The side characters make the movie. John C. Riley’s Rothschild is one of my favorite characters as Dirk’s sidekick.
If you are a fan of intense dramas mixed with bits of humor as only P.T.A can produce check this out today.