I Heart Huckabees (2004)



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Movie Info

Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddles, Albert Markovski seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other--which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself. In an attempt to ferret out the meaning of these flukes, he consults Bernard and Vivian Jaffe, AKA the Existential Detectives, a pair of married metaphysicians who fearlessly investigate the mysteries at the core of their clients' secret innermost … More

Rating: R (for language and a sex scene)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David O. Russell, Jeff Baena
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2005
Box Office: $12.7M
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as Albert Markovski

as Bernard Jaffe

as Vivian Jaffe

as Brad Stand

as Tommy Corn

as Dawn Campbell

as Caterine Vauban

as Angela Franco

as Mr. Nimieri

as Darlene

as Mary Jane

as Mrs. Silver

as Mr. Silver

as Mrs. Echevarria

as Mrs. Hooten

as Translator

as Mr. Hooten

as Bik Schottinger

as Construction Worker

as Cricket

as Orrin Spence

as Boy at Mancala Hour

as Boy's Mother

as Frosh Girl

as Heather

as Security Guard

as Herself

as Security Guard

as Corporate Board

as Corporate Board

as Molly Corn

as Caitlin Corn

as Turkish Man

as Dexicorp Attorney

as Formal Couple

as Corporate Man

as Lady in Gown

as Maitre'd

as Formal Couple
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Critic Reviews for I Heart Huckabees

All Critics (191) | Top Critics (44)

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

I ♥ Huckabees is a rarity-a tremendously optimistic film for a truly dark time.

Full Review… | November 19, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Brilliant existential comedy for adults only.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Russell directs an excellent cast in a thought provoking existential comedy that is very funny and very well acted.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Metaphysics, madness and Mancala meet in this fun, fresh and overtly philosophical tale about, well, all kinds of things, really.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
Film Scouts

Audience Reviews for I Heart Huckabees


Mark Wahlberg is the balls. I never thought I'd say that.

Most of the other actors are somewhat less convincing and at times some of them actually don't seem to know what movie they are in. (Isabelle!)

Existential caper is at once profoundly enjoyable and infinitely flawed.

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

David O. Russell's 'I Heart Huckabees' is a unique and quirky film that proves to be too frazzled and quick. It loses it's viewer in most of the frenzy of what's going on and doesn't allow any catch up time. The cast is excellent though, with a Mark Wahlberg that really stands out as the most committed here. It's hard to follow this frantic existential film, but 'I Heart Huckabees' is an original experience that has a few tricks up its' sleeve.

Kase Vollebregt
Kase Vollebregt

Super Reviewer


The general opinion about this film seems curiously divided between finding it either smart or pretentious. For me it is neither, but just a quirky and rather funny story that makes welcome use of some existentialist issues and a great cast. Good, but nothing special.

Carlos Magalhăes

Super Reviewer

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