Magnolia Film Summary & Analysis

Paul Thomas Anderson
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Frank T.J. Mackey played by Tom Cruise

Description

Frank T.J. Mackey is a celebrated speaker who helps men seduce women. He instills confidence in his seminar participants and helps them see that they can woo any woman - even women that they meet on the street for a few moments. Frank presents an attitude that he can never be beaten. He is in charge of every situation and seems to have no need for others.

Frank is the son of Earl Partridge, the producer of What Do Kids Know? The two no longer speak because Earl left when Frank was young, and Frank had to care for his dying mother. Frank never forgave Earl and does not care that Earl is dying.

Analysis

Frank is a selfish, but hurting man. Because of his past pain from his father, Frank tries to control everything: thus, his...

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