Phantom Thread is the new movie from writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson, one that reunites him with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis. In the movie, Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a dedicated, talented and widely respected dressmaker in 1950s London. A confirmed bachelor solely focused on his work, he one day meets Alma (Vicky Krieps), a woman who throws all that for a loop.
Alma becomes not just his lover but his muse, the focus of his continued work. That’s a change that doesn’t always sit well with Reynolds’ sister Cyril (Lesley Manville), who helps him manage his business and reputation. And his relationship with Alma isn’t always easy, as everyone must adjust to the changes love can bring into your life.