September 26, 2015 by Shaun You are absolutely right about Inherent Vice! I recently saw it on a TV movie channel after having first seen it on the big screen, but it didn’t make a difference. I too love and respect Paul Thomas Anderson’s work but it seems that he was trying to make some sort of “stoner noir film” here, but maybe he was inhaling too much wacky tobaccy himself while making it! Although I tried hard, I just did not connect with the main character (played by Phoenix) on any human level. I believe it was based on a best selling book. Some books should’t be made into movies. I would give this a 5 out of 10, which includes a couple of bonus points because PTA made it.