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Magnolia (Blu-ray) R

Things fall down. People look up. And when it rains, it pours.
Magnolia (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 19, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Magnolia video diary covers the blossoming of a modern-day masterwork
    • Frank T. J. Mackey seminar
    • Seduce and Destroy infomercial
    • Aimee Mann Save Me music video
    • Theatrical trailer & TV spots
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Dolby True HD 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Music Performer:
Composition by
Produced by &
Director of Photography:

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"...And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that this is not just, 'something that happened.' This cannot be, 'one of those things.' This, please, cannot be that. And for what I would like to say, I can't. This was not just a matter of chance. These strange things happen all the time."
  - Opening narration by actor Ricky Jay, after the strange death of Sydney Barringer
"In this life, it's not what you hope for, it's not what you deserve--it's what you take."
  - Frank T.J. Mackey (Tom Cruise)
"You wanna kiss me, Jim'"--Claudia Wilson Gator (Melora Walters)
"Yes, I do."
  - Jim Kurring (John C. Reilly)
"Now that I've met you, would you object to never seeing me again'"
  - Claudia to Jim
"I know this sounds silly, and I know that I might sound ridiculous, like this is the scene in the movie where the guy's trying to get a hold of the long-lost son, you know, but this is that scene. This is that scene, and I think they have those scenes in movies because they're true, you know, because they really happen. And you've got to believe me, this is really happening."
  - Phil Parma (Philip Seymour Hoffman) on the phone looking for Frank
"As the book says, we may be through with the past, but the past ain't though with us."
  - Ending narration by Ricky Jay (echoed throughtout the film)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh83%

Total Count: 145


User Ratings: 192,767
Ranked #5 in Rolling Stone's Ten Best Movies of 1999 -- ...[An] emotional powerhouse...
Rolling Stone
Jan 20, 2000
...It's an impressive piece of work with some fine acting...
Los Angeles Times
Dec 17, 1999
Rating: 2/5 -- Drugs, sex, language in '90s drama about child abuse. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Jul 10, 2018
...All performances are flawless....Artful...[With a] heartbreakingly dead-on insight into the human condition... -- 4 out of 5 stars
Box Office
Feb 1, 2000
...Jaw-dropping audacity....MAGNOLIA's a source of astonishment... -- 4 out of 5 stars
Sep 1, 2000
Rating: 0.5/4 -- After establishing a sardonic, mocking tone, Mr. Anderson goes mawkish with an overcompensating vengeance. It seems to take him an eternity to rig a fade-out. Full Review
Washington Times
Jun 18, 2012
Cruise isn't just self-mocking: his Mackey is fully realised.
Total Film
Jul 1, 2006

Product Description:

In a single day in Los Angeles, a number of interconnected lives are changed forever. A lonely police officer (John C. Reilly) falls in love with a disturbed cocaine addict (Melora Walters). Her father (Philip Baker Hall), the host of the game show "What Do Kids Know'" has terminal cancer and tries to make amends for his past mistakes. A former champion of the show (William H. Macy) struggles to find love while the current champion (Jeremy Blackman) suffocates under the pressures of being a boy genius. An elderly man (Jason Robards) lies on his deathbed, tended by nurse Phil Parma (Philip Seymour Hoffman), while his trophy wife (Julianne Moore) wrestles with grief and guilt, and his estranged son (Tom Cruise), an infomercial host, teaches workshops on how to trick women into having sex. Throughout all of this, past deeds are lamented and strange forces loom in the air.

Director Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to BOOGIE NIGHTS is an extravagant, emotional epic inspired by such films as Robert Altman's NASHVILLE and SHORT CUTS, with a sprawling cast of characters searching for love and meaning in a chaotic world. The cast delivers uniformly excellent performances, most notably Tom Cruise's Oscar-nominated role as the sleazy Frank T.J. Mackey.

Plot Synopsis:

Director Paul Thomas Anderson's sprawling epic concerning a day in the life of many San Fernando Valley residents is an ambitious, highly emotional effort.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 17, 1999.
  • Filmed on location in the San Fernando Valley, California.
  • The Bible verse referred to in the film, Exodus 8:2, says, "And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs." There are dozens of references to this verse scattered throughout the film.
  • Tom Cruise said he would like to work with Paul Thomas Anderson after seeing BOOGIE NIGHTS. Anderson wrote the role of Frank T.J. Mackey specifically for Cruise.
  • The phone number for ordering the "Seduce and Destroy" package actually led to a recording of Cruise in character selling his products.
  • Actor Jason Robards had just recovered from a very serious illness before appearing in MAGNOLIA. The film featured his last screen role; he passed away a year after its release.
  • The film's title refers to a major street in the San Fernando Valley, where the story takes place. There are also pictures of magnolia flowers scattered throughout the film. In addition, "magnolia" is a name coined by author Charles Fort for a theoretical place where frogs and other unusual things might fall out of the sky.
  • One of the books Stanley Spector is reading in the school library is LEARNED PIGS AND FIREPROOF WOMEN by Ricky Jay, who appears in the film.
  • A major scene involving the characters of Stanley Spector, Dixon, and the mysterious Worm was cut out of the film for various reasons. In the original screenplay, the three meet in a diner at the end of the film and it is revealed that the Worm had killed the man discovered by Officer Jim Kurring in Marcie's apartment. Marcie takes the blame for the murder, covering up for the Worm, her son.

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  • Sales Rank: 77,650
  • UPC: 794043131929
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