I Heart Huckabees (2004)
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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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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
Oct 1, 2004 Wide
Feb 22, 2005
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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.
Don't think about this loony metaphysical comedy too much. Just go with it and, chances are, you'll get it.
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.
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.
Those foolish enough to try to figure out what it might actually all mean are doomed to failure and may indeed be the butt of Russell's joke. The rest of us would be advised to just go along for the ride.
Audience Reviews for I Heart Huckabees
- 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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