A 1950's-themed drama film written, produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams & Laura Dern. A charismatic intellectual hatches a faith-based organization that begins to catch on in post-WWII America. The core is the relationship between the Master (Seymour Hoffman) and Freddie (Phoenix), a twentysomething drifter who becomes the leader's lieutenant. As the faith begins to gain a fervent following, Freddie finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor.
A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man.