over 2 years
Darkly hilarious with a great soundtrack
almost 5 years
One of my PTA favourites.
Annika Løchte Taylor
It was quite an entertaining experience to get insight into the70s porn industry this way
over 5 years
why did it get so sad at the end :(
The movie that put PTA on the map, it's great!
The first foray of genius in P.T. Anderson's career. Great direction, cast, and music.
Boogie Nights is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley, the script focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films, and chronicles his rise and fall from the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s through the excess of the 1980s.
Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) is a high school dropout who lives with his father and alcoholic mother in Torrance, California. He works at a San Fernando Valley nightclub owned by Maurice Rodriguez (Luis Guzmán), where he is discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who auditions him by watching him having sex with Rollergirl (Heather Graham), a porn starlet who always wears skates. He gives himself the screen name Dirk Diggler, and becomes an instant star because of his good looks, youthful charisma, and an extraordinarily large penis. His success allows him to buy a new house, an extensive wardrobe, and his most prized possession: a "competition...