Boogie Nights is a 1997 comedy/drama film by Paul Thomas Anderson. The film has a star-studded cast consisting of FSU alum Burt Reynolds, John C. Reily (pre Step Brothers,) Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, and a young Mark Wahlberg in one of his first roles. This film was cast perfectly and excels in its character development. Within the first two minutes of the film, you understand the characters completely and get a feel for what is to come. Before getting too far ahead, I’d like to point out the film’s setting and tone.