Boogie Nights

Brevitas

Not your typical coming-of-age story, this tale of the making of a 70s porn star (played by The Artist Formerly Known as Marky Mark, no less) evolves into a touching yet refreshingly quirky family drama, as the "star" finds himself becoming part of a veritable clan made up of flawed but endearing members of the seamy industry and headed by Burt Reynolds' would-be-visionary filmmaker. Director Paul Anderson displays a remarkable eye and ear for the fluffy vacuousness and conspicuously awful taste of Disco era, while paying obviously sincere cinematic homage to some of the greatest directors who emerged from this period.