About

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

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Directed by

Paul Thomas Anderson

Written by

Paul Thomas Anderson (Writer)

Runtime

137 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Every man needs a guide.

Cast

Keywords

cult leader alcoholic postwar period book drifter post traumatic stress disorder sexual obsession religious cult scientology charismatic leader right hand man past life regression

Photos

Lists

#94 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#13 on The 50 best films of the decade so far The Dissolve

#24 on The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films BBC

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Joaquin Phoenix

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Philip Seymour Hoffman

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Amy Adams