Magnolia = Heaven. Paul Thomas Anderson is ingenious. Julianne Moore is gorgeous. Most of all the film is a celebration of the great supporting actors of our time, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall and William H. Macy, and the epicness of life, pain and suffering.
It doesn’t sacrifice anything in order to please, but rather pushes the boundaries of people that are used to hold their consentration for no longer than 43 minutes. It also gave a deserved nudge to filmmakers, proving that not only could a film aimed at a wide audience experiment, it should do so.
Julianne Moore works her magic as usual.