In this episode of Movies To Watch Before You Die, Mark is joined by Matt VanWormer as the two break down the 1997 film Boogie Nights. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds.

Haven’t seen the film yet?  Or maybe you need to refresh your memory? Buy or rent the film here: Hardcopy, Amazon Instant Video, or iTunes.

Film Synopsis

After meeting an adult film director, nightclub dishboy Eddie Adams’s life is turned around as he is transformed into porn star Dirk Diggler. Featuring an ensemble cast and an uninhibited social commentary of the late 70s and early 80s, Boogie Nights chronicles the golden age of film, drugs, and pornography.

In this episode, the guys talk about a bunch of themes such as artistic integrity, fame, glory, ego, self-esteem, relationships, nature vs. nurture, the importance of family, and the ethics of pornography. Mark talks about the Oedipus Complex and Matt’s afraid he’s going to get sued. Tune in to see why.

Looking Ahead

Tune into the podcast next week, where Mark and guest Mike Cooknick will analyze the 2006 film Children of Men. Haven’t seen it yet? Get it here: Hardcopy, Amazon Instant Video, or iTunes.

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