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Boogie Nights (Erin: 2 Stars, Bret: 2.5 Stars)

There is no better way for us to describe Boogie Nights than to just flat out tell you it’s a harrowing experience.

We felt exhausted after watching Black Hawk Down because of the pure adrenaline and intensity surging through that film; we felt similarly exhausted after watching Boogie Nights, but more because of just how tormenting and agonizing the film was.

Boogie Nights’ Hero — a coked-out, potentially psychotic porn star.

Who knew that a movie about the porn industry with dozens of unsavory characters, no real, relatable protagonist and with complete disregard for a happy ending (pun not intended) could be this depressing?

But who knew that that same movie could be so incredibly well-made? With such nuanced characters? And include such a great cast?

It’s really an interesting movie in the end and one that probably would have gotten a higher score from both of us if we had waited a day or two after watching the movie to review it.

But alas, rules are rules (and, by the way, you should really check out the RULES of the RockMovieProject if you have not done so already) and we had to review it immediately, resulting in 2 Stars from Erin and 2.5 from Bret.

And now, presented without commentary for your entertainment, three and a half minutes of Julianne Moore crying in movies:

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