I make youtube videos and for some reason a podcast about kevin smith. Big fan of "movies"
realized that I return to Boogie Nights more than the Scorsese films its inspired by bc unlike "Goodfellas" its last act is not a righteous punishment
despite their flaws and mistakes, the characters aren't "evil". each is shown love, dignity and ultimately forgiveness
theres something comforting in how the film acknowledges that even people who care about you can hurt you, and that family requires both forgiveness and the ability to say no
their love for each other in spite of everything is what allows this ensemble of rejects to find a home. a beautiful conclusion to an often painful story.