Catch Joaquin Phoenix on ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 2 years ago
Catch Joaquin Phoenix on ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer [WATCH VIDEO]

It’s pretty much common for Joaquin Phoenix to be undertaking an all too serious roles. However, the recently released trailer of  Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” will get you to see how he depicts an unstable yet wittily disturbing version of a private investigator named Doc Sportello. Read on to know more about the details of this scoop.

You’ve last seen Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore in “Her” as he falls deeply in love with virtually auditory existence of Samantha who is voiced by Scarlet Johansson. For that role, he was meek, misunderstood but very appealing in the way he portrayed the love-struck human who literally finds love in the technological age. Moving on to his present film project, Joaquin Phoenix takes on the roll of Doc Sportello in the crime comedy drama “Inherent Vice.” The all-new creative output of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.


In your initial impression after watching the whole trailer, it’s very much understandable that it contains a different kind of humor akin to Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Nightcrawler.” According to Screen Rant, the movie takes place during the 1970s at Los Angeles which brings forth the elements of twists, turns, and nefarious schemes with a retro tinge. It is even obviously detected in the movie’s recently released poster that’s designed like a neon signage.

Check out the poster HERE.

By Cinema Blend, the movie follows after a (literally) high private detective named Doc Sportello (Phoenix), who got involved in a series of mishaps and sporadic situations, leading him to a criminal entanglement that’s none like any other.  This all happened after he got roped in on a case brought to him by his ex-girlfriend Shasta, who strongly believes that her boyfriend’s wife and her lover are conspiring to get him thrown into a mental institution. Such introduction of the plot is very much visible in the trailer, but what comes after are a series of shots and footages that will leave you questioning what you have just seen.

Complication is an understatement, and you will have to watch the movie so that you can fully grasp the concept of haphazardness brought to you by helmsman Paul Thomas Anderson. Not to mention seeing an overly careless and whimsical side of Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix. “Inherent Vice” is set to open in theaters during Christmas Eve on Dec. 24, 2014.

That concludes our scoop on the recently released trailer of “Inherent Vice.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.

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