Inherent Vice (2014)

Inherent Vice
  • Inherent Vice details
  • Inherent Vice images
    • Inherent Vice images
  • Inherent Vice trailers
    • Inherent Vice trailers
  • Inherent Vice news
    • Inherent Vice news
Inherent Vice Release Date
December 12, 2014
Inherent Vice Synopsis
Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that “love” is another of those words going around at the moment, like “trip” or “groovy,” that’s being way too overused – except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp – all Thomas Pynchon.
Inherent Vice Credits
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Jena Malone, and Joanna Newsom
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Produced by: Joanne Sellar, Daniel Lupi, and Paul Thomas Anderson
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date:  December 12, 2014
Subscribe To Inherent Vice Updates
if you're excited for Inherent Vice
Inherent Vice: P.T. Anderson Tries His Hand At Stoner Comedy, Fails Inherent Vice: P.T. Anderson Tries His Hand At Stoner Comedy, Fails
I'm sorry to be the buzz kill to the P.T. Anderson party. But this is a long, complicated noir is so choked in stoner logic that its plot reeks of incoherence.
by Kristy Puchko October 4, 2014 discussion comments
The Inherent Vice Trailer Is Finally Here And It's Phenomenal The Inherent Vice Trailer Is Finally Here And It's Phenomenal
The seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and an adaptation of the book from famous recluse author Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice centers on Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a pothead private detective living in Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The story begins as the hippy gumshoe gets roped into a case involving his ex-girlfriend (Katherine Waterston), who believes that her millionaire boyfriend’s wife and her lover are planning to have him committed to an insane asylum.
by Eric Eisenberg September 29, 2014 discussion comments
Reese Witherspoon's Hair Is The Most 70s Thing You've Ever Seen In Inherent Vice Reese Witherspoon's Hair Is The Most 70s Thing You've Ever Seen In Inherent Vice
To this point the only footage we've seen came in a half-second flash in the NYFF's trailer, and the look of most of the actors in the film - with the exception of Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin - have yet to be revealed. The good news is that today we can add one more name to that list: Reese Witherspoon.
by Eric Eisenberg September 24, 2014 discussion comments
P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice Finally Has Footage, See It Here P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice Finally Has Footage, See It Here
The Toronto International Film Festival is still raging, but the New York Film Festival is eager to steal focus with a new trailer that boasts our fist look at actual footage from Paul Thomas Anderson's hotly anticipated Inherent Vice.
by Kristy Puchko September 10, 2014 discussion comments
Joaquin Phoenix Sports Some Amazing Facial Hair In The First Look At Inherent Vice Joaquin Phoenix Sports Some Amazing Facial Hair In The First Look At Inherent Vice
Now that the summer season is coming to a close, we can start turning our attention towards the fall and, specifically, awards season. And there's some amazing stuff coming down the pike. The next few months will be delivering new titles from filmmakers like David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Bennett Miller, and Ridley Scott - but right now we're going to focus on the latest feature from Paul Thomas Anderson.
by Eric Eisenberg August 18, 2014 discussion comments
Foxcatcher, Maps To The Stars, Others Added To New York Film Festival Full Lineup Foxcatcher, Maps To The Stars, Others Added To New York Film Festival Full Lineup
The flashier names are familiar to anyone who followed Cannes this year. Bennett Miller's murder mystery Foxcatcher will be a part of the fest, as will Alice Rohrwacher's The Wonders and Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner.
by Gabe Toro August 13, 2014 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Labeled as 'Bonkers' By Early Viewers Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Labeled as 'Bonkers' By Early Viewers
Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin Phoenix are aiming for a two picture hot streak with their detective noir/comedy film, Inherent Vice. Early reviews are coming in, and not only are they praising the film as a weirdly funny experience – but you'll never guess who's being pegged as the current MVP of the cast!
by Mike Reyes July 28, 2014 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice To Debut At The New York Film Festival Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice To Debut At The New York Film Festival
We have already seen an impressive number of truly amazing films come out so far in 2014, from Wes Anderson's magnificent and hilarious The Grand Budapest Hotel to Joe and Anthony Russo's fantastic and action-packed Captain America: The Winter Solider. But there are still many months left to go this year, and it looks like what could be two of the best films of the year will be premiering at the New York Film Festival.
by Eric Eisenberg July 20, 2014 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Described As The Big Lebowski Meets The Long Goodbye Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Described As The Big Lebowski Meets The Long Goodbye
This much-anticipated film isn't scheduled to hit theaters until December, but one insider has tipped what fans should expect from P.T. Anderson's latest.
by Kristy Puchko April 15, 2014 discussion comments
Musician Joanna Newsom Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Musician Joanna Newsom Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
The film, based on a novel from Thomas Pynchon, follows pot-smoking L.A. private detective Doc Sportello (Phoenix), who is investigating the kidnapping of one of his ex-girlfriends. As you might expect, the actual cops aren’t too keen on Sportello butting into their business, but that doesn’t stop him from winding his way through a world of weirdoes in order to get the case solved.
by Nick Venable August 8, 2013 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Adds Katherine Waterson As Female Lead Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Adds Katherine Waterson As Female Lead
In the film, she’ll play Shasta, a “free-spirited hippie chick” who conforms to the ways of her new lover, a real estate mogul named Mickey Wolfmann. Her ex-boyfriend, Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), is a private detective meant to protect Wolfman from a kidnapping plot, but Shasta soon goes missing instead.
by Nick Venable May 30, 2013 discussion comments
Josh Brolin Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, Sean Penn Eying A Role Josh Brolin Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, Sean Penn Eying A Role
Adapted by Anderson, Inherent Vice is set in the late '60s/early 70s and centers on a pothead private investigator named Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix). The plot kicks off when the protagonist gets a call from an ex-girlfriend who wants his help in a boiling situation involving her, a real-estate mogul, and the real-estate mogul's wife.
by Eric Eisenberg May 28, 2013 discussion comments
Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone And Martin Short Join Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone And Martin Short Join Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
Set in 1970, Inherent Vice will follow Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix), a pot-smoking detective who investigates a case involving a kidnapped woman and finds himself involved in something much larger.
by Nick Venable May 15, 2013 discussion comments
Owen Wilson Up For P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice Owen Wilson Up For P.T. Anderson's Inherent Vice
Set in Los Angeles from the winter of 1969 through the summer of 1970, Inherent Vice centers on a pot-smoking private detective named Larry "Doc" Sportello as he investigates a kidnapping case that involves his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay Hepworth. Phoenix is set to play Sportello, making Inherent Vice his second collaboration with Anderson following the critically heralded drama The Master.
by Kristy Puchko May 10, 2013 discussion comments
Benicio Del Toro In Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix In Inherent Vice Benicio Del Toro In Talks To Join Joaquin Phoenix In Inherent Vice
Joaquin Phoenix is no longer alone on the cast list for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. The Master star has been attached to the project since January, when he took over the lead role for Robert Downey Jr....
by Eric Eisenberg May 6, 2013 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Finally Shooting This Month Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Finally Shooting This Month
Anderson, as usual, didn't seem to pay a bit of attention to the hubbub and went on quietly preparing his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice. Though at one point Robert Downey Jr. was set to star, he was replaced in January by Joaquin Phoenix-- and that was really the last we heard about it. Now, thankfully, well-connected Anderson fan site Cigarettes and Red Vines has provided some updates, and pretty much all of them are good news.
by Katey Rich May 1, 2013 discussion comments
Joaquin Phoenix To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Joaquin Phoenix To Replace Robert Downey Jr. In Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
Currently Oscar-nominated for his work in The Master-- whether he actually wanted to be or not-- Joaquin Phoenix has plenty of reason to want to reunite with Paul Thomas Anderson, and now he's doing just that. Phoenix will reportedly step into the lead role in Inherent Vice
by Katey Rich January 24, 2013 discussion comments
Charlize Theron Joining Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice? Charlize Theron Joining Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice?
As the Internet continues to gripe about Paul Thomas Anderson being one of several directors overlooked by the Directors Guild of America despite his stellar work on the controversial and challenging The Master, the director seems to have already moved on to his next project and is starting to circle potential cast members.
by Sean O'Connell January 8, 2013 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson Hopes To Shoot Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice In 2013 Paul Thomas Anderson Hopes To Shoot Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice In 2013
While Paul Thomas Anderson started his career making films at a rapid pace - releasing Hard Eight, Boogie Nights and Magnolia in the span of three years, the last decade has seen his speed slow considerably. After releasing Punch-Drunk Love in 2002 there was a five year gap before he came out with There Will Be Blood in 2007, and there was another five years between that film and The Master...
by Eric Eisenberg December 27, 2012 discussion comments
Robert Downey Jr. Expressing Interest In Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice Robert Downey Jr. Expressing Interest In Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice
From the moment Paul Thomas Anderson revealed his plans to adapt Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice for the screen, we knew he had Robert Downey Jr. in mind to star as Larry "Doc" Sportello, the pothead private detective
by Katey Rich February 19, 2011 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson Close To Finding Financing For The Master And Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson Close To Finding Financing For The Master And Inherent Vice
As great as Paul Thomas Anderson movies are, the real tragedy is that there aren't more of them. Since releasing his first feature
by Eric Eisenberg February 10, 2011 discussion comments
Paul Thomas Anderson Adapting Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, Wants Downey Jr. To Star? Paul Thomas Anderson Adapting Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice, Wants Downey Jr. To Star?
It's been far too long since we've had a solid dose of Paul Thomas Anderson. While he's never reached Steven Soderbergh-levels of
by Eric Eisenberg December 2, 2010 discussion comments
Around The Web
FROM THE WEB
NEW REVIEWS
TOP MOVIES
HOT TOPICS