Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins. –IMDb
With his 1997 film Boogie Nights, then-27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson took his place on the list of Hollywood wunderkinds. Boogie Nights was hailed by one critic as the first great film about the ‘70s to come out since the ’70s. Anderson was born in Studio City, California, on January 1, 1970. After a brief stint as an English major at Emerson College and an even shorter stint at the New York University Film School, Anderson began his career as a production assistant on various TV movies, videos, and game shows in Los Angeles and New York. In 1992, he made his short Cigarettes & Coffee, and after it was screened at the 1993 Sundance Festival, he made his first full-length feature, Sydney — retitled Hard Eight, which despite its ’A’ festival recognition went unnoticed by the audiences. Later on Anderson did Boogie Nights, which received three Oscar and two Golden Globe nominations,and was widely hailed as one of the best films of the year, if not the decade. His next film… read more
Menos conhecido do que "Boogie nights" e "Magnolia", "Embriagados..." é um dos grandes filmes indies dos EUA nos últimos 10 anos, especialmente em se tratando da orquestração visual. A cor é essencial: pensada para impressionar e, ao mesmo tempo, citar a 'era de ouro' do Technicolor em Hollywood - lembrando de Douglas Sirk e seus 'melodramas domésticos'. Sandler tem seu melhor papel e Watson acompanha sua estranheza.
A superb film that is informed by the auteurial tug-and-pull between Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam Sandler. Even back in 2002, Sandler had enough films under his belt and a very established star persona, such that audiences couldn't see one of his films without bringing certain expectations. Brilliantly, Anderson was actually able to use this to his advantage. Sandler delivers a great performance, especially if you think of his character as falling somewhere on the autistic spectrum - possibly Asperger's. The screenplay feels like a remarkably personal statement from Anderson but, beyond that, the story structure is airtight and the movie itself is simply a joyous, romantic experience.
This moody character study introduces many ideas and themes, but follows only one of them to the end.
This film indulges into one too many outbursts of sound effects and slapstick action that it hardly came off as a comedy that was clever and subtle. One too many scenes of Adam Sandler going over-the… read review
Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters whose abuse has kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins… read review
“Aggressively poetic” best describes Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Punch-Drunk Love” – one of the most beautifully tense, most unsettling romantic comedies ever made. Adam Sandler gives his best and most… read review