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There Will Be Blood (2007)

(R) 158 mins

(R) 158 mins

Plot Summary: A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Writers: Anderson (screenplay), Upton Sinclair (novel)

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Don’t Bother)  Put quite simply: theatrical blueballs.  The acting was masterful (especially by Day-Lewis and Dano), the cinematography was great, and the score was captivating, but, 2 1/2 hours in, I was still wondering what this movie was about.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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