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‘Inherent Vice’ film review: an incoherent mystery

What does a film involving hippie detectives, neo-Nazis, drug smugglers and a missing rich guy create? Surprisingly nothing that exciting. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (“There Will Be Blood”), “Inherent Vice” is set in 1970 and follows private investigator/hippie Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”) who’s hired by his ex-girlfriend Shasta (Katherine Waterston, “Michael Clayton”) to track down her missing current lover, a real-estate mogul named Michael Z. Wolfmann (Eric Roberts, “The Expendables”).
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