Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), a miner, strikes oil and quickly becomes a rich oilman. After finding out about a grand oil reservoir, Plainview cons an old man out of his land. But things aren't that easy... the man's son, an aspiring preacher, does everything in his power to get in Plainview's way. Oh, and Plainview's son goes deaf and becomes an introvert.
This film is a dramatic, edgy tour-de-force. Possibly Paul Thomas Anderson's best film (though "Magnolia" deserves some recognition) and an Oscar-winning performance from Daniel Day-Lewis (whose only better film, in my opinion, is "Gangs of New York"). It just rocks.
I couldn't stop watching "There Will Be Blood" over and over again. I don't even know if I fully get it, as I was told there is a parallel between blood and oil in this movie, but I didn't really catch it. Sometimes I'm not as astute as others, but I was looking on purpose and still missed it. Oh, well.