Boogie Nights

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Paul Thomas Anderson

REVIEWED: 11-17-97

This film about porno actors in the 1970s is nice 'n' sleazy, but in a good way. Boogie Nights tracks the career of Eddie Adams (porno name: Dirk Diggler), a sweet kid from The Valley who's not really all that bright. But, as he says, "everyone is blessed with one special thing," and his is located in his pants. The best and worst of '70s cultural detritus forms the perfect backdrop for the story of Dirk, who believes fervently, despite all evidence to the contrary, that adult movies are a force for good. There's dissolution, loss of innocence, and a strange, fragile sense of triumph in this movie that is, at the core, about a bunch of untalented people struggling to make art.

--Richter

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