Genre Grandeur – Magnolia (1999) – Joel Watches Movies


For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies). here’s a review of Magnolia (1999) by Joel of Joel Watches Movies

Thanks again to Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by  Michaela of Love Letters to Hollywood and we will be reviewing our favorite 60’s Comedies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Sep by sending them to 60smichaela@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Michaela!

Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:

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Magnolia (1999)

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An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley. (IMDb)
 
The book-ending narration is unnecessary. The frogs are a bit out-there. But the bulk of this 3-hour epic truly is a masterpiece of dramatic storytelling, as multiple poignant narratives–superbly acted–are brilliantly woven together in both stark and subtle ways, in the script and on the screen (see the swirling montages of tracking shots and an ever-building soundtrack found throughout; the character voice-overs lengthened into other scenes; the unique and moving cross-character sing-along).
 
9.5/10 (Breathtaking)

One thought on “Genre Grandeur – Magnolia (1999) – Joel Watches Movies

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