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I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | | Comedy | 22 October 2004 (USA)
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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Comedy

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

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22 October 2004 (USA)  »

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I Love Huckabee's  »

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$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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Some of Jon Brion's score is composed on a giant Wurlitzer organ. One of Brion's friends has one so the composer would visit him at his home for the recording sessions. See more »

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When Catherine is in Albert's parent's apartment, she's seen holding Albert's childhood journal. On the page that is open, it appears that the first words of the first sentence are "I went...". Yet, when Catherine asks Albert's mother to read the entry, she reads "I came home..." first. 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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Referenced in Conan: The Murdering Murderer of Murdertown (2011) See more »

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Over Our Heads
Written by Jon Brion
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I loved it, but you probably won't
1 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the reviewer who said this film will appeal to a very narrow audience.

If you are a philosophy major or just a major black-clad espresso drinker, you'll probably resent the movie for "dumbing down" existentialism. If you're a regular person looking for a regular comedy to enjoy, please, trust me, skip this film.

But if you're philosophically curious, acquainted with Camus, and like a little vertigo with your comedy, run, do not walk, and pick up this film. For that narrow group, and by no means are they an elite, this is the ultimate feel-good film.


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