Monday, October 18, 2010
Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) has it made. One minute he's a dishwasher at a San Fernando Valley nightclub, the next minute he's the biggest name in the porn industry under the pseudonym "Dirk Diggler". But fame has a price.
Even though Burt Reynolds and Julianne Moore got all the awards recognition, it's Wahlberg who delivers the best performance. His downfall from porn legend to complete nobody is just devastating. As well as Reynolds and Moore, the rest of the supporting cast is excellent. I may be jumping the gun (considering the only other movie by him I've seen was Magnolia), but Boogie Nights has to be Paul Thomas Anderson's best movie.
My Rating: *****