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I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  22 October 2004 (USA)
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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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Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe. Written by Benjamin Conway

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


An existential comedy



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I Love Huckabee's  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$292,177 (USA) (1 October 2004)


$12,784,713 (USA) (18 February 2005)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Many theater managers mistakenly wrote the film's title on marquees and in showtime listings as "I Love Huckabees". This is most likely because on all promotional material and in the film itself the title is written with a heart symbol instead of the word "heart". See more »


Near the end of the movie when Albert clambers onto the rock beside Tommy the sound betrays the fact that the rock is made of plaster or fiberglass. See more »


[first lines]
Albert Markovski: [Blurry shot of tree]
[Albert's thoughts are voiced aloud to us, but not the audience on camera]
Albert Markovski: Mother-fucking, cocksucker, mother-fucking, shit-fucker, what am I doing?
[Albert walks out from behind tree, towards camera. As he gets closer to the camera the scene comes into focus]
Albert Markovski: What am I doing? I don't know what I'm doing. I'm doing the best that I can. I know that's all I can ask of myself. Is that good enough? Is my work doing any good? Is anybody paying attention? Is it ...
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Crazy Credits

"How am I not myself?" See more »


Referenced in Alien Autopsy (2006) See more »


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Written by Jon Brion
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Very Original Movie
9 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

It is a breath of fresh air to find a movie so original. Some may be turned off by the movie and possibly find it pretentious but it's not. It pokes fun of existentialism a bit while at the same time making you think about it realistically. The movie didn't make me laugh out loud as much as other comedies but I had a smile on my face the entire time watching it. If you don't take it too seriously and get the humor you will really enjoy it. I had a smile on my face the entire time. The comedic timing by all of the principal cast is right on target. I definitely recommend it. Not only is it funny, but it does make you think a little while not being pretentious. Russell hit it dead on with this one.

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