“a groovy, richly funny stoner romp that has less in common with “The Big Lebowski” than with the strain of fatalistic, '70s-era California noirs, in which the question of “whodunit?” inevitably leads to an existential vanishing point. ”~Scott Foundas, Variety
Aroview: Dir. PT Anderson brings Thomas Pynchon faithfully to the big screen in this dope-addled, shaggy-dog comedy in which Joaquin Phoenix stars as a drug-fueled Los Angeles P.I. investigating the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
4 stars (Very Good) Complex interleaving plot line . Could as easily have been made in 1973---even the colour balance is there. Laconic sense of humour. Worth watching twice (you might need to if you want to understand the plot.). Another charmer. ~Anon