I Heart Huckabees

2004, Comedy, 1h 46m

195 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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I Heart Huckabees certainly isn't for everyone, but audiences attuned to its quirky wavelength will find a singularly brainy screwball comedy that refuses to pander. Read critic reviews

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Environmentalist Albert (Jason Schwartzman) enlists the services of "existential detectives" Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) and Vivian (Lily Tomlin) to solve the meaning of a succession of strange coincidences. The investigators conclude that the backstabbing Brad (Jude Law) -- a public relations manager at big-box retailer Huckabees -- is at the root of Albert's angst. Brad tries to turn the tables, however, by hiring the philosophic duo for his own nefarious purposes.

Cast & Crew

Jason Schwartzman
Albert Markovsky
Isabelle Huppert
Caterine Vauban
Dustin Hoffman
Bernard Jaffe
Lily Tomlin
Vivian Jaffe
Jude Law
Brad Stand
Naomi Watts
Dawn Campbell
Angela Grillo
Angela Franco
Tippi Hedren
Mary Jane Hutchinson
Jean Smart
Mrs. Hooten
Talia Shire
Mrs. Silver
Bob Gunton
Mr. Silver
Altagracia Guzman
Mrs. Echevarria
Said Taghmaoui
Translator
Ger Duany
Mr. Nimieri
Michael Kuhn
Executive Producer
Jon Brion
Original Music
Peter Deming
Cinematographer
K.K. Barrett
Production Design
Seth Reed
Art Direction
Gene Serdena
Set Decoration
Mark Bridges
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Critic Reviews for I Heart Huckabees

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  • Aug 05, 2013
    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 V Super Reviewer
  • Apr 07, 2012
    An eccentric existential comedy that is all over the place, I Heart Huckabees has a number of elements that just barely work separately, but when put together they form a mess of a movie that's only sporadically funny. It starts out interestingly enough, but after about 15 minutes it quickly devolves into a chaotic combination of increasingly preposterous side plots and characters. There are a few mildly entertaining scenes, but for the most part I Heart Huckabees just drowns in pseudo-intellectual dialogue and pretension. The movie has a complete lack of focus and makes for a waste of a talented cast and a huge disappointment, especially considering the generally reliable David O. Russell. Not worth a second glance.
    Joey S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Contains a few moments of truth and is sometimes pretty funny, but far-fetched and confusing. I lost interest more and more as the film went on. To tell you the truth, I really couldn't tell you what the hell the movie was even about.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 14, 2011
    Contains a few moments of truth and is sometimes pretty funny, but far-fetched and confusing. I lost interest more and more as the film went on. To tell you the truth, I really couldn't tell you what the hell the movie was even about.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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