Posted on 3/04/13 08:20 PM
Superbly random movie in which a doomed-to-fail puppeteer, Craig Schwartz (John Cusack), gets a job at a firm with an extremely narrow floor and meets the beautiful Maxine Lund (Catherine Keener), his supervisor. His wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz) is a psychotic pet store owner who has a dog, a chimp, and a cockatoo living in their apartment. At the firm, he finds a strange portal, surprisingly enters without consideration, and ends up inside...John Malkovich's brain! After ten minutes, he materializes out of the sky adjacent to an oil refinery and goes back to the portal, brings his wife, supervisor, and a whole mess of others into this strange relm, providing a new revenue source for his firm. In addition, a strange love triangle ensures, in both Craig and Lotte fall in love with Maxine and manipulate their romance through the mind of Malkovich. Hilariously original, priceless movie has to rank as one of the best comedies from the 1990's...and it's from 1999! Wonderful performances, script and everything else melds into one great movie. The cameo of Charlie Sheen is a riot (so similar to his character on "Two-and-a-Half-Men." An absolute must-see!