Boogie Nights gets under the skin of the porn film industry's exuberant burst of public semirespectability in the late Seventies, prior to the home-video revolution that changed the rules of the game forever. The movie is no socio-cultural abstract though; it is at heart the story about a group of characters and the de facto family that emerges from their relationships.
"...Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, William H...."
Oct. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten