Magnolia


A complex web of interwoven stories, involving characters who are all connected in some way to an old dying TV producer. From his unfaithful wife, estranged son, male nurse, and participants in one of his TV shows, we follow their stories as they build to each one's moment of truth.


188 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Language) .
Drama, Male conflict & bonding

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What a life I
What a life I've had...

Credits

Cast
Jason Robards, Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Julianna Moore
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
ScreenplayPaul Thomas Anderson
MusicJon Brion, Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1999
Produced byGhoulardi Film Company, The Magnolia Project, New Line Cinema

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
13
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
15
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
10
The Star
Janine Walker
14
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
16
SAfm Saturday Wired
Alan Swerdlow
14
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
20
Box Office
Christine James
15
Rough Cut
Graham Verdon
9
Total Film
Dan Jolin
15
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
20
Uncut
David Stubbs
15

What the People say

Internet
4888 Netizens
17

Average .. 71%

14

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: A complex ensemble piece (also very long), which reminded me of both ''Happiness'' (which shared some cast members) and also ''Playing by Heart''. The film is character driven, with little plot except a dying man, and for me, lost all credibility with the frog shower at the end. There were just way too many frogs for it to be believable. Some great performance, especially from Tom Cruise.






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