The Meaning of Inherent Vice

Upon its release, Inherent Vice was met with mixed reception, with some critics calling it a jumbled mess. In this video essay, Jack seeks to make sense of Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling film, using the film’s source material by Thomas Pynchon to help decode Doc’s meandering journey and the many characters he encounters throughout the film.

 

 


Success


Drama/Mystery


Paul Thomas Anderson


Inherent Vice