Friday 23 March 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson's rambling 'Inherent Vice' prompts cinema walk-outs

Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio Del Toro in Inherent Vice
Joaquin Phoenix and Benicio Del Toro in Inherent Vice

Alice Vincent

Thomas Pynchon, elusive writer of complex postmodern fiction, is not known for being an easy read. And it would appear that Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson is not simplifying Pynchon's challenging output in his adaptation of the author's novel, Inherent Vice.

The twice Oscar-nominated film, which marks the big screen debut of harpist Joanna Newsom and stars Joaquin Phoenix, has been well received by critics. However, some cinemagoers have been struggling to stay put through Inherent Vice's mumbled dialogue and disjointed plot and walked out.

Then other people tweeted about them walking out before the end of the 148 minute film. These are some of the best tweets:

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