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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

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An existential comedy

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

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I Love Huckabee's  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$12,784,713 (USA) (18 February 2005)
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Both Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman - who had longed wanted to work together - jumped at the chance to do so when David O. Russell approached them. See more »

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While Brad is on the grass crying, the wet spots on his shirt change with every shot. See more »

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[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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"How am I not myself?" See more »

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References The Mask (1994) See more »

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String Quartet No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.131
(1825-26)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by the Kodaly Quartet
Courtesy of Naxos
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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29 November 2004 | by (Anaheim, California) – See all my reviews

Wow. I left the theater at a loss for words. What the heck?

What I saw was one of the best movies this year. I don't even know where to begin in describing it. I laughed a lot at all the subtle humor and timing, and placement. The acting by the entire cast is spectacular.

This movie is not for all and probably only for a very small group of people because the elitist snobs will bash it for simplifying and "hollywood-izing" the philosophy too much, and the average joe will complain that its too weird and boring to understand.

The thing is with this movie, you will either get it or not. Simple as that. I definitely "got" it, and I'm grateful I did because it was an amazing trip.


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