I Heart Huckabees (2004)
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Five years after achieving commercial and critical success with his film Three Kings, director and screenwriter David O. Russell returns to the more idiosyncratic territory of his earlier work with this intelligent and offbeat comedy. Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin) are a married couple who run an existential detective agency where they sift through the lives of their clients in order to discover the source of their angst. The Jaffes' latest client is Albert Markovski
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This feverish state-of-the-split-nation address finds Russell tossing everything that matters -- and more -- into the pot, and producing a pretty indigestible and very messy stew.
A rewarding- frustrating smart-silly comedy of pretentious- modest ambitions.
Russell is obviously working out his considerable angst ... but in an admirable attempt to opt for a manic, stream of consciousness energy, he ends up annoying his audience instead.
Adventurous, challenging and filled with small moments of delight. Unfortunately, it's also self-indulgent, repetitious and the sort of movie you wish was great but isn't.
You have to give everyone involved credit for mounting a joke that, if not of Dadaist proportions, should prove pretty funny to everyone except the rubes who wander in expecting to see something they can comprehend.
I ♥ Huckabees is a rarity-a tremendously optimistic film for a truly dark time.
Russell directs an excellent cast in a thought provoking existential comedy that is very funny and very well acted.
I have no idea what the film is really all about, but this top line cast makes it so much fun, it doesn't seem to matter.
Metaphysics, madness and Mancala meet in this fun, fresh and overtly philosophical tale about, well, all kinds of things, really.
If you're up for it, you'll discover a fresh, funny little romp unafraid to tackle the biggest issues of all.
Si vous êtes prêt à suivre à votre maximum d'attention une comédie qui ne semble pas faire beaucoup de sens, vous risquez [...] de vous y retrouver.
I ♥ Huckabees might be too smart for its own good, but that also seems to be the point. Russell extols liberal activism while deflating its self-importance...
A high-concept, high-minded piece of pseudointellectual trash, "I Heart Huckabees" is one of those stink bombs the intelligentsia like to champion.
...while it is little more than a lightweight charade masquerading as deep wisdom, there were parts of it I enjoyed.
At its heart, this is basically the story of one man's attempt to prove that his life has meaning. What could be more relatable than that?
I ? Huckabees really only succeeds on the level of slapstick, with Tomlin's impeccable timing being the chief delight.
A different kind of motion picture, one that challenges the status quo and gives audiences a skewed view on the typical. Here, here!
What in the world is going on with I Heart Huckabees? Please, someone e-mail me and let me know.
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- Tommy Corn: Once you realize the universe sucks, you've got nothing to lose.
- Vivian Jaffe: Most people prefer to remain on the surface of things.
- Albert Markovski: Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock, rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to just sit here and that's what we need.
- Bernard Jaffe: No time for infinity? Gotta piece together a theory?
- Brad Stand: How am I not myself?
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