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I Heart Huckabees

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I enjoyed it

    I Heart Huckabees is very different from the usual movie experience, and especially for comedies. I thought it was (or could have been?) brilliant in some ways. The story is too fragmented, and complex to break it down, but it is basically about a young guy (Jason Schwartzman) whose life is in a collapse, yet what he is hung up most about is a chance encounter (three times) with a guy - so he hires two existential detectives (Lily Tomlin, Dustin Hoffman, both hilarious) to investigate the matter. The dialogue is not easy to follow, and I am pretty sure I missed out on a lot of things on first watch - so you might want to watch it more than once. Or you might not. The complexity can get tiring, I personally enjoyed it.
    I guess the most important thing is to bring your sense of humor with you while watching it. Although it could be taken deadly seriously, don`t do that.
    On an added note, I absolutely loved Mark Wahlberg in this movie. All the actors were great, but he was hilarious. And frankly, I think comic roles suit him better.
    I recommed this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Suprisingly Good Film

    I remember a few years back then this movie was out in theatres, back in 2004. At the time however, I was still quite young and I wouldn't assume I would understand the concept of "I Heart Huckabees." Recently, I came across it again after discovering that a younger Jason Schwartzman had one of the title roles. I'll be honest, though. When I first saw the movie for the first time, I was not so impressed. The plot was unclear, and didn't seem to have any sort of true meaning behind it. However, what I then learned is that "I Heart Huckabees" is a film you have to watch more than once to actually somewhat understand the meaning behind it. By the time I decided to give the movie another chance, I watched it again, and I liked it more. It has a mix of comedy, which definitely made the film easier and more relaxing to watch. There is plenty of overanalyzation in it, but it keeps you paying attention and helps one find the philosophy of life. I would highly recommend the movie to anyone who needs to get their mind off of something, or to simply find a relaxing movie to get into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    The combination of the bombarding diologue and the talent of the cast make this film a bit tiring on the first viewing. The characters are all charm and quirk, and give the film a good whimsical feel which is important in tackling a heavy subject such as existentialism. The most important aspect however is I Heart Huckabees' ability to make the audience not only identify with the existential struggles of the characters, but also to laugh at the drama of life. Repeated viewings are reccomended to get the most from the film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I see that “I Heart the Huckabees” is meant for a selective audience.

    This movie is obviously not for everyone. It's not a comedy that you just put in and sit back and be shut down the old cranium for an hour and half. Nope, instead you get the muscle a-cranking. Huckabees requires you to really pay attention and think and take everything in. This film explores several questions mainly dealing with the connection between one person and to the heart, soul, and body of every other thing in existence in an ever-changing world. This film is a big orgy of questioning. And who doesn't like questioning? This film, in its own right, is very original and thought provoking that goes above and beyond any form of typicality of films. ”Huckabees” offers us an impressive cast with Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, and Naomi Watts. Most notable performances by, namely, Dustin Hoffman as it's nice to see him in an exceptional role. He hasn't really been given a great script and chance to portray a great character since probably 1997's “Wag the Dog.” It's very nice to see Hoffman play a great character, as Bernard, the quirky husband half of the existential detectives. Also, most notable is the performance of Mark Wahlberg, as Tommy Corn, another client of the detectives that befriends Albert. Tommy is a fire fighter who has his own environmental concerns as he refuses to ride on the fire truck and rather, rides a bike to the fire saying, "We'd all be heroes if we stopped using petroleum." Mark Wahlberg is hilarious in this movie and has his best performance since probably "Boogie Nights" and "Three Kings." However, this movie is much more of an ensemble performance than anything else. The ensemble's performance in this film is terrific and the chemistry between each character is flawless. The most credit to this movie goes to writer/director David O. Russell. Russell has obviously something going on up there in the cabeza to extract such a story. But the story is amazingly written. The script is out of the ordinary yet genius and comes out as one of the most intelligent films out there and hilarious at that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not an ordinary movie

    this movie was weird, funny, and interesting all at the same time. this was a good movie but a little different for my taste, but i highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I heart Huckabees alot!

    Full of quick sharp humor that just rolls off the tongue, this beautiful film has made us realize that our problems are nothing but an answer to someone elses problem. Four stars, because this film is a movie you have to keep on track and pay very close attention, but it kept me going.

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    Posted May 25, 2009

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