"Thus open the gates of paradise."

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06 Apr 2002

For a film so long, you'd think there'd be scads and scads to say about it. And yet, I feel strangely reticent to make any comment at all. The film speaks for itself. Go see it.

Dialog from the film:

"This is not an easy job. I have to take everything and play as it lays. Sometimes people need a little help. Sometimes people need to be forgiven. That is a very tricky thing on my part -- making that call. But if you can forgive someone, that's the tough part. What can we forgive?"

John Reilly and Claudia Wilson, from the film

Yes, it's three hours long. Yes, it has one of the best casts assembled in a long time. Yes, it has one of the best soundtracks and original music I've heard in ages.

Yes, yes, yes.

Related Sites

Official web site
"Magnolia" on IMDB