Inherent Vice parents guide

Inherent Vice Parent Guide

Trouble comes knocking...

Release date January 9, 2015

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private eye who's been around the block enough times to be suspicious of a tale of love, adultery and money -- even if it is an old girlfriend that wants his help.

Why is Inherent Vice rated R? The MPA rated Inherent Vice R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence

Run Time: 148 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Inherent Vice rated R? Inherent Vice is rated R by the MPAA for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence

This additional information about the movie's content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

- Non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence.
- Sexual violence.
- Depiction of beating and shooting, with some blood and little detail.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Full frontal nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and/or pubic region) in a non-sexual context.
- Full frontal nudity (depicting breasts, buttocks and/or pubic region) in a sexual situation.
- Fondling.
- Simulated sexual activity.
- Implied sexual activity, with some detail.
- Sexual references.
- Crude content.
- Embracing and kissing.

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and crude sexual references.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Frequent tobacco use (smoking).
- Pervasive, detailed portrayals of illegal drug use involving marijuana, cocaine and/or inhalants.
- Detailed alcohol abuse.

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News About "Inherent Vice"

This movie is based on a novel by Thomas Pynchon.

From the Studio:

"Inherent Vice," is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello's ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. It's the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and paranoia is running the day and Doc knows that "love" is another of those words going around at the moment, like "trip" or "groovy," that's being way too overused - except this one usually leads to trouble. With a cast of characters that includes surfers, hustlers, dopers and rockers, a murderous loan shark, LAPD Detectives, a tenor sax player working undercover, and a mysterious entity known as the Golden Fang, which may only be a tax dodge set up by some dentists... Part surf noir, part psychedelic romp - all Thomas Pynchon. - © Warner Bros

Cast and Crew

Inherent Vice is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Sasha Pieterse, Jena Malone.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Inherent Vice movie is April 28, 2015. Here are some details…

Inherent Vice releases to home video on April 28, 2015.

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Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon also star together in Walk the Line. Phoenix appears in Ladder 49 and Witherspoon plays a woman caught in an adulterous affair in Water for Elephants.

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