A simply fascinating movie. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and featuring Daniel Day-Lewis as an American "Oil man" this film grips the viewer in suspense and a tightly woven emotional drama right until the very end.
The film is loosely based on Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!. The cast of the film (specially Daniel Day-Lewis), the lightning, the location and the music all fit together perfectly to bring out a very intense drama. Each actor plays his part perfectly and the movie wonderfully directed fits together very closely.
This is one of the few movies you will see where there is no hero and no villain. No good and bad guys battling it out, no cars or bridges blowing up and no super powers. Instead all people are strangely human, kind in some ways and cruel in other.
The film openly brings out the various attributes of men, their hard work, their greed, their love, their simplicity, their cunning and their hopes. However in a cruel world it is the survival of the fittest. It seems the movie though left inclusive at the end hauntingly stays with the viewer and convinces them that greed destroys everything--the good, the bad, the sane and the eventually the human. It rightly ends with the words "I'm finished".