There Will Be Blood was one of my favorite films from last year. I think it stands as one of the great American films of all time, up there with Citizen Kane and The Grapes of Wrath. It deals with the same themes and on the same scope as those films and the performance of Daniel-Day Lewis is one of the best onscreen performances I've ever seen. It's iconic and the best work by director Paul Thomas Anderson who directed Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch-Drunk Love. I've attached the theatrical trailer. Check it out on Blu-Ray DVD as this films deserves to be seen in the best quality HD available. Would you watch Dr. Zhivago or Lawrence of Arabia on a tiny screen? As far as the R rating is concerned, again the MPAA really messed this one up. There isn't one word of profanity in the entire film. There is no nudity or sex. The only violence occurs at the conclusion of the film, and even it doesn't compare to the violence seen on CSI or Heroes. So go figure for yourself why this film received an R rating. It doesn't even deserve a PG-13. I would've given it a PG. I'll guarantee that you will find nothing offensive in this film. Now, I won't guarantee you'll like the movie, but at least you won't be offended by it.
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