Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly and many other talented performers star in Magnolia (1999), where a group of interrelated characters search for meaning, belonging, and forgiveness in L.A.
And there is the account of the hanging of three men, and a scuba diver, and a suicide. There are stories of coincidence and chance, and intersections and strange things told, and which is which and who only knows? And we generally say, "Well, if that was in a movie, I wouldn't believe it." Someone's so-and-so met someone else's so-and-so and so on. And it is in the humble opinion of this narrator that strange things happen all the time. And so it goes, and so it goes. And the book says, "We may be through with the past, but the past ain't through with us."