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Plot: 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.
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A Existential Trip Through Life
Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman – Rushmore) is an urban guerrilla. A freedom fighter against Urban Sprawl and Corporate-sponsored Over-Development. At least this is how he likes to think of himself. In reality he’s a self-obsessed insecure neurotic, and his environmental action group ‘Open Spaces’ is having little success in the face of their nemesis, the Huckabees corporation. That is until Brad Stand (Jude Law) steps in. As the caring face of Huckabees he sets up a co-operative group with ‘Open Spaces’ and shows that corporate entities and environmental groups can work together for the good of the community.
Again, that’s how Brad likes to think of his work but he’s not a happy man. His mental wellbeing is unravelling, his home life is not good, and his work is beginning to suffer. His wife is Dawn Campbell (Naomi Watts – Mulholland Drive), she is the gorgeous face, body and voice of the Huckabees corporation. That is until she discovers that life is meaningless, we are all simply atoms caught up in a never-ending cycle, and identity is an illusion.
She discovers this through the work of Bernard (Dustin Hoffman) and Vivian (Lily Tomlin), a husband and wife existential detective agency. They are hired by Albert to investigate why he feels so empty in his life, and to answer his number one question – what is the meaning of life. They observe him 24 hours a day and investigate all other relationships in his life. This leads them to Dawn, who starts wearing dungarees and a babies bonnet after their “treatment”.
Meanwhile Tommy Corn (Mark Wahlberg – Boogie Nights) is a client of Bernard’s and Vivian’s agency. He is going through a crisis. An ex-pupil of Bernard and Vivian’s, a Russian Nihilist Existentialist called Caterine Vauban (Isabelle Huppert) has sent him her book, on why Nihilism holds the answers he seeks. He comes to believe this is correct and Bernard and Vivian believe he needs the help of an “existential partner” and introduces him to Albert. He try’s to convince Albert Nihilism is the way forward, but Albert falls in love with Caterine and finds out it isn’t.
Being billed as an “Existential Comedy” I’ve been meaning to see ‘I Heart Huckabees since it was originally released about 6 months ago, but never got round to it. Totally kicking myself now cause it was absolutely superb. Awesome soundtrack, inventive and original cinematography, some amazing performances and most importantly a great story. Directed and co-written by David O. Russell (along with Jeff Baena) who last gave us ‘Three Kings’, the well-received anti-war comedy drama set in the first Iraq war. I personally didn’t think ‘Three Kings’ lived up to the hype, an enjoyable film sure, but not particularly ground breaking or terribly thought provoking.
‘I Heart Huckabees’ blows ‘Three Kings’ away, the dialogue has so many levels it’s hard to peel them away, but as Bernard teaches “it’s all connected”. The soundtrack is from the always-awesome Jon Brion who has given us the great music to some of the best films of recent years such as ‘Magnolia’, ‘Punch Drunk Love’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. The performances are powerhouses, Law and Watts both standing out as two of the finest young actors in the world today. Watts steals the show thought, surpassing her turn in one of my all-time faves, ‘Mulholland Drive’. The film’s main theme is one of anti-corporatism, but it isn’t so pervasive as to effect the overall upbeat feeling of enlightenment and acceptance the film immerses us in.
The best part of the film for me was the inventive use of the visuals to perfectly illustrate scientific and philosophical ideas. It’s pure eye candy, sections of the film peeling away, mixing with other areas of the screen to form new pictures, showing us how everything can be deconstructed. We are all the same. It’s all just atoms, identity is an illusion, we are all connected.
‘I Heart Huckabees’ is released on DVD in the UK today.
I Shrug Huckabees
Many have disliked this film. I found there’s not enough to dislike, or like for that matter.
Purportedly, Russell made it after 9/11 when people were questioning, as they once did in the sixties and seventies, the meaning of life and what it’s all about. Admittedly, I didn’t get to see it in a long chunk, it was more in bite-size pieces as I was willing to be distracted by just about anything, the dog, the cat, an email, the laundry, telephone, friends, just to get away for a while, process what I’d seen, try and take some meaning from it and then plunge back into the fray again.
What a coterie of actors gave their all to this little mess! All sans accents apart from Isabel Huppert who did sound French. But Jude and Naomi et all, squashed their Britishness down their windpipes and spoke passable American.
It was good to see Jude enjoying himself; his are mostly angst-ridden performances.
The dialoguing between Hoffman and Tomlin playing a married couple of existentialist detectives tended to mix and meld and not well, they talked over and under each other a lot.
I sorta got the whole thing but not enough to make me care. I felt it poorly written and not accessible.
Some really good bits that could have been expanded, that crazy family with the foster children for one. I ask myself the same question having seen a movie as I do having read a book, ” Would I read/see this again?” The answer is a resounding “Oh, spare me, no!”
4 out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Director David O. Russell
Writer David O. Russell, Jeff Baena
Actors Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin
Country UK, Germany, USA
Awards 3 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Scott Rudin Productions
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision C-, E-Series and AWZ2 Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C-, E-Series and AWZ2 Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA, FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 250D 5246, Vision 500T 5279, Fuji Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)