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Not really a movie,
This review is from: Magnolia - Single Disc Set (1999) [DVD] (DVD)
This isn't really a movie, more of a one-episode soap opera in which numerous characters lives tangentially interact through a crisis-ridden day. Despite it's inordinate length, many of the storylines and characters seem underdeveloped--it's both far too long and at the same time not nearly long enough.
There's an uncomfortable moment about two-and-a-quarter hours in, when you realise you have no idea when or whether this movie is ever going to end--and judging by the ending, the director had a similar moment himself.
So why is this a movie and not a TV series? It could have been everything Twin Peaks failed to be.