Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley."

Overall Ranking: 525 (Rank from 1999: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 62.5%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 12.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Danny M100
Thomas Pollock100
David Baruffi97
Sir M Hayes XIV92
Dan O'Neill90 - Magnolia may suffer from being too pretentious, but Anderson does a creative and original job with his script and direction that it almost takes our minds away from the pitch-perfect performances here given by the amazing ensemble.
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V Lionheart80

People Involved

  • Julianne Moore (Linda Partridge)
  • William H. Macy (Donnie Smith)
  • John C. Reilly (Jim Kurring)
  • Tom Cruise (Frank T.J. Mackey)
  • Philip Baker Hall (Jimmy Gator)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Phil Parma)
  • Jason Robards (Earl Partridge)
  • Alfred Molina (Solomon Solomon)
  • Melora Walters (Claudia Wilson Gator)
  • Michael Bowen (Rick Spector)
  • Jeremy Blackman (Stanley Spector)
  • Emmanuel Johnson (Dixon)
  • Melinda Dillon (Rose Gator)
  • April Grace (Gwenovier)
  • Felicity Huffman (Cynthia)
  • Orlando Jones (Worm)
  • Ricky Jay (Narrator/Burt Ramsey)
  • Patton Oswalt (Delmer Darion)
  • Neil Flynn (Stanley Berry)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Director)
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