Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Boogie Nights (1997)

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

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An interesting story with interesting characters, and a nice leisurely pace. Very well-directed. A lot of really nice directorial choices, shots, and moments. They could have really screwed it up with a really shy camera or an overly graphic camera, but the film seemed to have the perfect balance. The movie doesn’t get too caught up in all the 70’s crap, which was very refreshing.

Good casting and acting all around. I never liked Marky Mark, but he seems to have been cast perfectly (another actor would have brought too much baggage to such a risque role that it wouldn’t have been believable), and he delivered a great performance. Graham is hot. She didn’t seem to be shy at all about taking that role.

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