Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Katherine Waterston star in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ’70s crime romp Inherent Vice, adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 detective novel of the same name. Check out the movie trailer, poster and photo below. A Southern California PI (Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s (Waterston) wealthy boyfriend (Eric Roberts) while at the same time being followed by his old LAPD nemesis (Brolin).
Release Date: December 12, 2014
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Adaptation
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriter: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, Sasha Pieterse
Running Time: 2 hr. 28 min.
MPAA Rating: R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence.
From writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master), “Inherent Vice” stars Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a Southern California PI investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s wealthy boyfriend (Eric Roberts). Along the way, he uncovers a pileup of conspiracies and faked deaths, heroin cartels and pimps. Josh Brolin co-stars as a hippie-hating L.A. cop, Owen Wilson as a surf-band saxophonist, Reese Witherspoon as a deputy DA and Doc’s part-time squeeze, and newcomer Katherine Waterston plays Doc’s former girlfriend Shasta Fay Hepworth. “Inherent Vice” is adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s gonzo 2009 novel.