September 25, 2012
Director needs to go back to film school and learn the art of editing
I'm a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson's works: "Boogie Nights" is one of my particular favorites, and "Magnolia" has one of the best soundtracks I've ever heard. So... when I saw the ads for THE MASTER starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams as well as Joaquin Phoenix, I told myself,"I am SO going." I'd also seen a review on CBS Sunday Morning lauding the crafting of the piece.
Little did I suspect that this was going to be a relentlesslybutt-numbing meandering on celluloid for over 2 hours. I would have been better off paying to PSH read the phone book -- at least I'd have a clue as to where that was going.
Due to language and a lot of adult content, I do not think anyone under 18 should see this movie, and be warned, the soundtrack is extremely discordant and painful to the ears -- most likely intentional on the part of the director.
I plan to see Amy's other movie "Trouble with the Curve," but I'm going to treat myself to "DOUBT" again to erase this one
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