... just dropped on Redbox, and I like most of Pynchon's novels (Gravity's Rainbow was a full-on work of genius, IMO) up to the last two (I haven't read Inherent Vice yet, btw), and I remembered it got decent or better reviews, so I rented it, started watching, and (as one of the film reviewers had said could happen) I was suddenly right back in that whole early/mid '70s SoCal beachestonersurferhippies milieu again (I was 18 in '71, and went through that approximate period amongst that batch of folk in San Diego's O.B. and its college "student ghettoes" and Huntington and its neighbors on up to Santa Monica)---that movie feels way too spot-on as a flashback/contact high. Have any of you (former?) reprobates seen it yet and recognized a former self/existence? Oh yeah, and what'd you think of it as a movie?