Marlene’s DVD Review : Inherent Vice [VIDEO]
Kevin Winter/Getty Images[/caption]In the flick "Inherent Vice", Joaquin Phoenix plays private detective Larry "Doc" Sportello. He lives in a Cali beach town and spends a good deal of his time smoking marijuana. But he's basically a harmless guy with a good heart. His latest case revolves around his former girlfriend, who comes to him for help, then disappears herself.
I must admit that "Inherent Vice" seemed more like "Incoherent Vice" at times. The drama film/thriller (or whatever it was supposed to be) was a bit hard to follow at times. And it wasn't because the plot was so deep. It was because the characters were kinda "out- there". And maybe it was just me, but more than once I wasn't sure which woman was his former girlfriend and which one was narrating the story. I couldn't quite tell them apart at times. I think even if I saw the movie again, I still would be a bit confused. LOL
But Joaquin Phoenix did a nice job with his character, and what a character he was. He was a funny, interesting guy who made the movie quite entertaining. So, why not check it out? It just might entertain you too...in spite of some incoherent characters. :)