I Heart Huckabees Reviews
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.
Released in 2004. I Heart Huckabees is a wild and offbeat philosophical comedy about people suffering through various existential crises who hire existential detectives to help them figure things out. Sounds odd, I know, and it's kind of hard to really describe this movie, but basically think of it as heavy intellectual material mixed with funny midlife crisis (only existential in nature) type of stuff. I figured this movie would be really obtuse and inaccessible, but it's actually not that hard to follow or get into if oyu pay a bit of attention and have an open mind.
The cast is great. There's tons of well known names and faces, and that goes for the cameos and bit players as well. Everyone does a pretty good job, too. Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin are a joy to watch, and they make a great team. They same goes for Wahlberg and Schwartzman. Law is a bit of an asshole ,but that means he's done his job as an actor. Watts looks good in a bonnet and well, I dunno, you just kind of have to see this.
The movie is pretty good, but not great. It might be a little too heady for some, but that's what you get when you go offbeat (sometimes, but not always). It seems a bit random at times, and some might not like having the question of "what's the point?" not answered immediately, but those are really the only issues I have. That the overall revelation/answer is something I believe in anyway makes me only enjoy this movie even more.
Give it a shot, you might really find something to enjoy here.
DIRECTED BY: David O. Russell
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Probably one of the oddest movies I have seen of late. Definitely in a category of its own when it comes to the story. Never watched a film like this before. Characters were a bit insane, but in the good way. Loved Mark Wahlbergs character more then others for some reason. I just found him really funny. In conclusion, (cause there isn't much to say on this film) its odd, quirky, little weird, has a great cast, and has some laughs. Worth the watch. Not a film for everyone I am sure. But well worth taking a look at.
To be honest, I didn't quite get the main idea of the film, all the philosophy and existentialism stuff, probably because I slept my way through Philosophy class but I'm giving this a high rating because of the dialogues in the film.
How am I not myself?/
It is inevitable to be drawn back into human drama. /
How come we only ask ourselves the really big questions when something bad happens? /
There's no such thing as nothing.
It will make you think. And think again. The given above were just an inchling of a quarter of some of the most awesome, brain twisting dialogs you will ever hear. The acting was phenomenal. You got Mark Wahlberg, Jason Schwartzman, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Isabelle Huppert, Naomi Watts and Jude Law. All of Hollywood's thespians joins forces to make a comedy about existentialism and the philosophy of living which is a bold move coming from the director but it was executed finely. Mark Wahlberg was a stand out, and so is lead actor Jason Schwartzman. Naomi Watts is hilarious in her role, Jude Law was fantastic, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Isabelle Huppert, all hilarious.
"I Heart Huckabees" is A-okay in my book, highly recommended. 4.5/5