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Being John Malkovich -- John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener and - of course, John Malkovich - star in this brilliant comic fantasy about a puppeteer who discovers a portal into the mind of John Malkovich.
Being John Malkovich -- A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.
Being John Malkovich -- A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.


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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Cusack ... Craig Schwartz

Cameron Diaz ... Lotte Schwartz

Ned Bellamy ... Derek Mantini

Eric Weinstein ... Father at Puppet Show
Madison Lanc ... Daughter at Puppet Show

Octavia Spencer ... Woman in Elevator (as Octavia L. Spencer)

Mary Kay Place ... Floris

Orson Bean ... Dr. Lester

Catherine Keener ... Maxine Lund
K.K. Dodds ... Wendy
Byrne Piven ... Captain Mertin
Judith Wetzell ... Tiny Woman

John Malkovich ... John Horatio Malkovich

Kevin Carroll ... Cab Driver

Willie Garson ... Guy in Restaurant

W. Earl Brown ... First J.M. Inc. Customer

Reginald C. Hayes ... Don (as Reggie Hayes)

Charlie Sheen ... Charlie

Gerald Emerick ... Sad Man in Line
Bill M. Ryusaki ... Mr. Hiroshi

Carlos Jacott ... Larry the Agent

Richard Fancy ... Johnson Heyward

Patti Tippo ... Malkovich's Mother

Daniel Hansen ... Boy Malkovich

Gregory Sporleder ... Drunk at Bar
Mariah O'Brien ... Girl Creeped Out by Malkovich
Kelly Teacher ... Emily
Jacqueline Benoît ... Lester's Friend (as Jacqueline Benoit)
William Buck ... Lester's Friend (as William N. Buck)
Christine D. Coleman ... Lester's Friend
Jeanne Diehl ... Lester's Friend
Audrey Gelfund ... Lester's Friend (as Audrey Gelfand)
Yetta Ginsburg ... Lester's Friend

Sylvester Jenkins ... Lester's Friend
Roy C. Johnson ... Lester's Friend
Eddie J. Low ... Lester's Friend
Ralph W. Spaulding ... Lester's Friend
David Wyler ... Lester's Friend
Flori Wyler ... Lester's Friend
Kevin Lee ... Ballet Dancer
Marlowe Bassett ... Ballet Dancer
Jennifer Canzoneri ... Ballet Dancer
Kristie Cordle ... Ballet Dancer
Denise Dabrowski ... Ballet Dancer

Kristin Condon ... Ballet Dancer (as Kristin D'Andrea)
Charlene Grimsley ... Ballet Dancer
Christine Krejer ... Ballet Dancer
Erica Long ... Ballet Dancer
Yvonne Montelius ... Ballet Dancer
Jessica Neuberger ... Ballet Dancer
Sara Rifkin ... Ballet Dancer
Elizabeth Rivera ... Ballet Dancer
Chelsa Sjostrom ... Ballet Dancer

Pamela Hayden ... Featured Character Voice (voice)
Jayne Hess ... Featured Character Voice (voice)
Michelle Madden ... Featured Character Voice (voice)
Greg O'Neill ... Featured Character Voice (voice)

Neil Ross ... Featured Character Voice (voice)
Bill Wittman ... Featured Character Voice (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lance Bangs ... Locker Room Bully (uncredited)
Kacee DeMasi ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Andy Dick ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eddie L. Fauria ... Bartender (uncredited)

David Fincher ... Christopher Bing (uncredited)
Jester Hairston ... Lester's Friend (uncredited)

Isaac Hanson ... Himself at Awards Ceremony (archive footage) (uncredited)

Taylor Hanson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Zac Hanson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dustin Hoffman ... Willy Loman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Victor Isaac ... Student (uncredited)

Spike Jonze ... Derek Mantini's Assistant for Emily Dickinson Puppet (uncredited)
James Murray ... Student Puppeteer (uncredited)

Sean Penn ... Himself (uncredited)

Brad Pitt ... Brad Pitt (uncredited)

Winona Ryder ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gary Sinise ... Stage Role (archive footage) (uncredited)

Trevor Lawrence Young ... Mr. Malkovich Sr. (uncredited)

Directed by
Spike Jonze 
Writing credits
Charlie Kaufman (written by)

Produced by
Steve Golin .... producer
Charlie Kaufman .... executive producer
Michael Kuhn .... executive producer
Vincent Landay .... producer
Sandy Stern .... producer
Michael Stipe .... producer
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
Cinematography by
Lance Acord (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Eric Zumbrunnen 
Casting by
Justine Baddeley 
Kim Davis-Wagner 
Production Design by
K.K. Barrett 
Art Direction by
Peter Andrus 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
Costume Design by
Casey Storm 
Makeup Department
Lynn Barron .... makeup artist
David Cox .... additional hair stylist
Pinky Cunningham .... wig maker
Debra L. Ferullo .... makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... hair stylist (as Lori Guidrez)
Emanuel Millar .... hair designer
John Vulich .... special makeup effects artist
Gucci Westman .... head makeup artist
Victoria Wood .... wig maker
David Beneke .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Thomas Floutz .... special makeup effects artist: crew (uncredited)
Rob Hinderstein .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Matthew Jorgensen .... special effects makeup artist: Optic Nerve Studios (uncredited)
Production Management
Tim Clawson .... executive in charge of production
Tim Clawson .... unit production manager
Gilly Ruben .... production supervisor
Linda Shamest .... post-production supervisor (as Linda Rae Shamest)
Sean Wimmer .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark S. Constance .... second assistant director
Melinda Johnson .... dga trainee
Thomas Patrick Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Fanée Aaron .... set designer
Robert W. Anderson .... set dresser (as Robert Anderson)
Jess Anscott .... greens foreman
Elisa Bussetti .... set designer
Allan Davis .... set dresser
Brian Derfer .... set dresser
James A. Fleming .... set dresser
Chris Forster .... construction coordinator (as Christopher Forster)
Scott Head .... propmaker foreman
Ramiro Hernandez .... propmaker
Philip C. Hurst .... greens
Andy Jenkins .... graphic illustrator
Chiaki Kanda .... art department production assistant
Ritchie Kremer .... property master
Diana Kunce .... sculptor: ballet set sculptures
Michael Leblovic .... charge painter
Christopher Lee .... propmaker
Chantz McCall .... propmaker
Alistair Milne .... illustrator
Jose G. Morales .... construction laborer
Elizabeth Nagle .... greens
Ron Patterson .... assistant props
Bobby Pollard .... set dresser
Tom Price .... construction laborer
Nicholas Radell .... propmaker
Peter Ramsey .... storyboard artist
Gary Rizzo .... leadman
Anders Rundblad .... propmaker
Martin Russell .... propmaker
Grant Samson .... on-set dresser (as Grant D. Samson)
Andrew Schultz .... propmaker
Kelly Schultz .... props assistant
Abigail Sheiner .... art department coordinator
Rick Staves .... set dresser
David M. Steiner .... paint foreman
Sloane U'Ren .... set designer
Jamie Upham .... construction foreman
Scott Williston .... set painter
Dennis Young .... greens
Karen Agresti .... buyer (uncredited)
Edward Tamayo .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (as David Alstadter)
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor (as Richard Anderson)
Victoria Bowes .... utility sound technician (as Victoria Thoma-Bowes)
Forrest Brakeman .... production sound mixer
Joseph A. Brennan .... sound engineer (as Joe Brennan)
Mark Coffey .... sound transfer
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Malcolm Fife .... special sound designer: Mit Out Sound
Jack Ford .... sound engineering support
Gary Gegan .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Robin Johnston .... stage recordist
Ren Klyce .... special sound designer: Mit Out Sound
Elliott Koretz .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Kubota .... utility sound technician
B.J. Lehn .... additional sound mixer (as B.J. Lehn Jr.)
Linda Lew .... foley recordist
Mark Lindauer .... sound engineering support
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Nick Peck .... special sound designer: Mit Out Sound
Curt Schulkey .... supervising dialogue editor (as Curt Shulkey)
Debbie Spinelli .... boom operator
Ralph Stuart .... assistant sound editor
Marvin Walowitz .... sound effects editor
Robert Zubia .... stage recordist
David Abrahamsen .... sound (uncredited)
Rick Mitchell .... foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ryan Arndt .... special effects technician
John E. Gray .... special effects coordinator (as John Gray)
John Ziegler .... special effects foreman
Jason Barnett .... special effects: Malkovich masks (uncredited)
Ben Chester .... special effects costumes (uncredited)
Damian Fisher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Karin Hanson .... special effects hair (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mike Davis .... digital compositor: View Studio
Bob Engelsiepen .... supervising digital compositor: View Studio
Lori Freitag-Hild .... flame artist: Gray Matter FX
Bryan Grill .... flame artist: Gray Matter FX
Margaux Mackay .... visual effects producer: Gray Matter FX
Gray Marshall .... compositor: Gray Matter FX
Gray Marshall .... visual effects supervisor: Gray Matter FX
Daniel Radford .... visual effects supervisor
Howard Shur .... digital still compositor: View Studio
Robert Small .... 3d animator: Gray Matter FX
Scott Suess .... digital compositor: View Studio
Floyd Burks .... digital scanning and recording: Cinesite (uncredited)
Jason Dost .... digital recording operator (uncredited)
Adam Francis .... motion control technician (uncredited)
Anthony Mabin .... flame artist (uncredited)
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Eric Chambers .... stunt performer
Jani D. Davis .... stunt performer (as Jani Davis)
Bob Elmore .... stunt performer
Ray Lykins .... stunt performer
Grant Mathis .... stunt double: Mr. Malkovich
Bobby Ore .... stunt performer
Darrin Prescott .... stunt rigger
Scott Rogers .... stunt performer
Cris Thomas-Palomino .... stunt performer (as Cris Palomino)
Lee Waddell .... stunt performer
Alexa Sheehan .... stunt double: John Malkovich (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Samantha Bahramian .... electrician (as Samantha N. Bahramian)
David Burroughs .... gaffer
Brent Bye .... rigging gaffer
Joseph P. Clem .... electrician (as Joe Clem)
Sal Coniglio .... first assistant camera (as Salvatore Coniglio)
Jim Fealy .... additional photographer
Kirk R. Gardner .... Steadicam operator (as Kirk Gardner)
David González .... key rigging grip
Jack M. Guberman .... electrician
Peter Gulla .... camera operator: "a" camera
Doug Houston .... electrician
Ben Kaller .... camera production assistant
Ken Longballa .... electrician
Mark Marchetti .... best boy electric
Keith A. Markham .... best boy grip (as Keith Markham)
Michael McGarry .... grip (as Mike McGarry)
Joseph Messier .... dolly grip
Melissa Moseley .... still photographer
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... additional camera operator (as Tony Nakonechnyj)
Gino Nix .... key grip
Caitlin Phillips .... camera loader
Laura Mae Sutherland-Bobick .... second assistant camera (as Laura Mae Bobick)
Erik Wolford .... grip
James Frederick .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Dan Hofstad .... set lighting (uncredited)
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator: additional photography (uncredited)
Paul Taylor .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Jimi Udel .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Victor Isaac .... extras casting assistant
Cecily Jordan .... extras casting (as Cecily T. Jordan)
Michelle Madden .... casting associate
Michelle Madden .... casting researcher
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anita Louise Brown .... set costumer (as Anita Brown)
Shari Gray .... wardrobe supervisor
Marina Marit .... set costumer
David Wallace .... tailor
Editorial Department
Phillip J. Bartell .... assistant editor (as Philip Bartel)
Keith Brachmann .... first assistant editor
Joseph Butler .... apprentice editor
Joe Hutshing .... additional editor
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Glenn Kiser .... post-production executive
David Orr .... color timer
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative matcher
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... colorist: videotape
John M. Vitale .... assistant editor
Sara Hyoun .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Michael Farrow .... music scoring engineer
Sandra Park .... music contractor
Dean Parker .... music copyist
Adam Milo Smalley .... music editor (as Adam Smalley)
Dawn Soler .... music supervisor (as Dawn Solér)
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Tony Finno .... music preparation (uncredited)
Christoph von Dohnányi .... conductor: Bartok excerpt (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Michael 'Crash' Anderson .... driver (as Michael Anderson)
Greg Bauer .... driver
Andrew Broomhead .... driver
Jesse Cartwright .... driver
Krister C. Johnson .... transportation co-captain (as Krister Johnson)
Paul Jones .... driver
Donald B. Martin .... driver (as Don Martin)
Morgan McGuinness .... driver
Antonio Molina .... transportation coordinator
Sean J. Moore .... driver
Luis Mussenden .... driver
Griff Ruggles .... transportation captain
John Simanovich .... driver
Michael Jon Sparks .... driver
Gregg Videgain .... driver (as Buster Videgain)
Sarah Voigt .... driver
Rick Womelduff .... driver
Other crew
Paul Abraham .... craft service
David Alexander .... additional puppeteer
Gina Amoroso .... associate: Mr. Golin
Lee Armstrong .... additional puppeteer
Lance Bangs .... behind-the-scenes documentarian
Kent James Stewart Barber .... assistant location manager
Michael Berry .... set medic
Rosemary Bock .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
David Boyle .... legal counsel
Michael Brosilow .... photo supplier
Nancy Burch .... computer supplier: Intergraph Corporation
Paul Cafferty .... post-production accountant
Barbara Calloway .... payroll accountant (as Barbara D. Calloway)
Shannon Clark .... associate: Mr. Malkovich
Luman Coad .... additional puppeteer (as Luman R. Coad)
Lisa Croisette .... stand-in: Ms. Diaz
Nour Dardari .... production accountant
Anne Devereux .... associate: Mr. Cusack
Matt DiFranco .... assistant production coordinator (as Matt Difranco)
Colleen Dina .... set intern
Shawn Driscoll .... stand-in: Mr. Cusack
Lisa Ebright .... photo supplier
Joe Everett .... unit publicist
William P. Ferguson .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
John R. Fifer .... puppet maker: ballet Craig (as John Fifer)
Mike Freedman .... security officer
Lawrence Garcia .... associate: Spike
Will Gatlin .... craft service (as Will Roy Gatlin Jr.)
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production coordinator
Susan Giordano .... first assistant accountant (as Susan L. Giordano)
Barbara Gordon .... animal trainer
Paul Green .... legal counsel
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders .... photo supplier
Brett Greenstein .... associate: Mr. Golin
Lynn Gustafson .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
Larry Gutherie .... stand-in: Mr. Bean
Paul Hargrave .... executive location manager
Sharon Hartman .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
Wendy Horton .... animal trainer
Phillip Huber .... puppeteer
Andy Jenkins .... title designer
Kathi Kelly .... office intern
Brigitte Lacombe .... photo supplier
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager
Carol Lille .... head animal trainer
Greg Lille .... animal coordinator: Goin' Ape
Maxine Mahon .... choreographer: ballerina, California Ballet
Becky Malkovich .... photo supplier
Joe Anne Malkovich .... photo supplier
Tony Maxwell .... choreographer
David Mesa .... security officer
Timothy K. Miller .... additional puppeteer
Eric Miracle .... computer supplier: Intergraph Corporation
Hilary Momberger .... script supervisor
Smriti Mundhra .... production secretary
Mary Hildebrand Nagler .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
Susan Nickerson .... research and clearance
Charley Pavlosky .... stand-in: Mr. Malkovich
Victoria Pellman .... office intern
Chrissy Phelan .... set production assistant
Kamela Portuges .... additional puppeteer (as Kamela B. Portuges)
Kamela Portuges .... marionette designer (as Kamela B. Portuges)
Jennifer Pyper .... associate: Vincenzo
Betty Radice .... translator: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Jennifer Reiss .... set production assistant
Joel A. Resendiz .... caterer
Misha Rudolph .... office production assistant
Sunaina Sharma .... set intern
Gregory J. Smith .... key set production assistant (as Gregory Smith)
Victor Solorzano .... caterer
Sam Spiegel .... set production assistant
Jo Anne Swartz .... post-production accountant
Eric Vignando .... caterer
Christopher Vitale .... office production assistant
Lisa Marie Wilkinson .... stand-in: Ms. Keener
Diane Wooldridge .... marionette construction: Images in Motion
Farley Ziegler .... creative executive: Single Cell
Cristiana Caimmi .... publicist (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Christopher Neil .... rehearsal advisor (uncredited)
Lowell Northrop .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Sellers .... production assistant: second unit, New York (uncredited)
Shea Vargé .... production assistant (uncredited)
Leanne Amos .... thanks
Susan Applegate .... thanks
Andrea Borrero .... thanks
Adam Budzins .... thanks
Tom Burrows .... thanks
Andy Dick .... acknowledgment
Stephen Dickstein .... thanks
Jon Timothy Evans .... thanks
Dan Field .... thanks
David Fincher .... thanks (as Fincher)
Ray Gillon .... thanks
Philip Glass .... acknowledgment
Jon Graff .... thanks
Isaac Hanson .... acknowledgment (as Hanson)
Taylor Hanson .... acknowledgment (as Hanson)
Zac Hanson .... acknowledgment (as Hanson)
Steve Harrow .... thanks
Paul Hastings .... thanks
Evan Hecox .... thanks
Dustin Hoffman .... acknowledgment
Greg Kozikowski .... thanks
Carolyn Kulett .... thanks
Alain Lévy .... thanks
Geoff McFetridge .... thanks
Patrick O'Neill .... thanks
Sean Penn .... acknowledgment
Michelle Pfeiffer .... acknowledgment
Brad Pitt .... acknowledgment
Deannie Pruss .... thanks
Daniel Radford .... in memory of
John Ross .... thanks
Nancy Ross .... thanks
David O. Russell .... thanks (as D. Russell)
Robin Ruzan .... thanks
Winona Ryder .... acknowledgment
Greg Shewchuk .... thanks
Gary Sinise .... acknowledgment
Jim Tauber .... thanks
Mark Van Horne .... thanks (as Mark Van Horn)
Sly West .... thanks

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Rated R for language and sexuality
112 min
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Orson Bean had a role in the film Innerspace (1987); also about a man taking control of another man's body.See more »
Continuity: When Elijah the chimp lets Lotte out of the cage, he jumps out leaving the checked blanket all messed up. On the last shot of the scene the blanket is straightened out.See more »
[first lines]
Lotte Schwartz:Craig, honey, it's time for bed.
[fade out and in]
Orrin Hatch the bird:Craig, honey, time to get up, Craig, honey, time to get up, Craig, honey, time to get up, Craig, honey, time to get up,
Craig Schwartz:Lotte...
Lotte Schwartz:I'm sorry. I didn't know Orrin Hatch was out of his cage.
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126 out of 184 people found the following review useful.
One of the most unique, imaginative movies ever made. **** out of ****, 28 November 1999
Author: Blake French ( from Michigan, USA


Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, and Charlie Sheen Director: Spike Jonze Running Time: 113 minutes Rated R (for sexuality and language)

By Blake French:

It is not every day that I use words in my movie reviews such as unique, creative, inventive, imaginative, original, fresh, mesmerizing, and unmatched. Under the circumstances of "Being John Malkovich," a wonderfully hilarious presentation of an incomprehensible idea, I find myself using every one of those phrases and then some more being deserved. Everything about it is labyrinthine, intriguing, and very funny. It is one of the years best films, and should be well presented come Academy Award time.

"Being John Malkovich" details the relationship between Craig and Lotte Schwartz. They basically live an old fashioned life in a small apartment with a miniature zoo of pets and a puppet factory inside. Lotte is a typical, unattractive homemaker while Craig holds that unusual occupation of being a professional puppeteer. Desperately searching for employment, Craig soon visits a business for an interview as a filer when he discovers for some odd reason the construction of the office floor is all but several feet tall, forcing all employees to bend over backwards just to walk around.

One of those employees is named Maxine, a highly seductive co-worker of Craig's. When he asks her out for a beer one night, Craig experiences lustful thoughts about her, and nearly begins an affair as his seemingly loving wife wonders around her happy little apartment all by herself.

As you can see, the household isn't exactly a joyful situation. All things change, from blossoming sexual confusion to inner self-esteem, when Craig uncovers a small door behind a filing cabinet in his office. It is tucked away, hidden acutely well in a dark corner, which is found mysteriously by accident when Craig droops a paper behind the cabinet. After Craig explores this deep miniature, seemingly endless hallway, he discovers this secret door leads to the brain of actor John Malkovich for fifteen minutes, then spits you out along the roadside afterwards.

Wow, sounds like "Alice in Wonderland," doesn't it...well, sort of. Craig first tells his co-worker about his discovery, who continues to think he's nuts. Then, after explaining and showing this portal to his wife, who is hysterical, Maxine begins to believe Craig, and concoct a devilish idea. To sell tickets allowing a pedestrian to enter the mind of a famous celebrity. The tagline: Ever wanted to be someone else? Now you can.

It is very intriguing how the narrative point of view is juggled between Craig and then Lotte after the problem is introduced and then solved: the couples dead-end lives are lifted in glory. This creates a second conflict moving us smoothly into the second act. Perfect internal problems are created with the two female leads; Lotte and Maxine find themselves physically attracted to each other in unbelievable character twists. The two end up having a femininity sexual relationship while one is entrapped in the mind of Malkovich, and the other experiences the actual Malkovich. It is a beautifully crafted structure, with act breaks so clear and complications so faultless it is no wonder while this is such an effective picture.

Also first rate here are the performances. Although the film offers strange types of roles for these actors to indulge themselves in, they do a wonderfully energetic job. Cameron Diaz is flawlessly cast as Craig's sexually and mentally uncoordinated wife, and delivers us a comically riotous character. John Cusack as Craig himself is superior and believable as a down on his luck puppeteer, and possesses a perfect blend of humor and unpredictable qualities with his character. Also quite good here, John Malkovich, who has much more of a difficult role than one would think. He has some hard scenes where Craig controls him while inside his mind, which requires great skill to perform.

However, better than any performance, and more amazing then any flawless characters or plot, is the concept of a human being thinking up such an absurd idea as the imagination behind the beauty of "Being John Malkovich." With such a penetrating, magical atmosphere to it, it is kind of a shame that the filmmakers created this film in the form of a black comedy instead of something more harrowing. Although comedy is simply the most logical choice to categorize this type of film, wouldn't it have been interesting to see this movie as a drama, or perhaps as a spiritual awakening picture.

Regardless, the film still has an oddly powerful message to it, which I will not, nor do I ever directly reveal in any of my reviews. You see, since different individuals come from different backgrounds, and thus see things differently. It is because of this that I do not allow my personal take on a message persuade another filmgoer whose idea of a moral may be much different than my own. But I will say that "Being John Malkovich" might not overtake the box office, but for appreciative movie patrons, this one is sure to be treasured for a long time to come.

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