The comedy-thriller Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private eye whose ex-old lady (Katherine Waterston) suddenly shows up with a story about her current billionaire boyfriend (who she happens to be in love with). She claims his wife and her boyfriend plan to kidnap the billionaire and throw him in a loony bin... and she needs Doc's help. 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 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, Inherent Vice is part surf noir, part psychedelic romp and all Thomas Pynchon! All-star cast also includes Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.