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Anomalisa (2015)

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A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

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Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. Written by Gusde

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Welcome to the Kaufman surreal-neorealism tale in a dull world of sameness.


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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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21 January 2016 (Germany)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$135,222 (USA) (3 January 2016)

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$3,442,820 (USA) (20 March 2016)
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At 8:47, Michael enters the Fregoli Hotel. Except for a brief shot of Michael's face (9:27 to 9:29), the shot remains unbroken until 12:29, following Michael from the front desk of the hotel, into the elevator, up to the tenth floor and to his hotel room, where the last image of the shot is Michael urinating in his room's toilet. See more »

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There are numerous blue lights shown on top of the buildings on the Cincinnati airport property. Obstruction lights on structures near airports are required to be red. Only taxiway edge lights are blue in an airport environment. See more »

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Michael Stone: Remember there is someone out there for everyone.
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References My Man Godfrey (1936) See more »

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Italian translation by Stefano Tomaselli
Vocals by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Used by permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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4 December 2015 | by (london uk) – See all my reviews

The latest of Charlie Kaufmann's demonstrations of the effect of point-of-view on story-telling, Anomalisa takes its place in that magnificent line of works beginning with Being John Malkovich, through Adaptation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Synecdoche New York, all works of genius.

Taking its cue from a delusional condition, Kaufmann applies the point of view of a sufferer to an otherwise banal midlife crisis and comes up with a remarkable and completely unexpected way of presenting it to us.

Kaufmann is awesome.

As well as the terrific visuals, courtesy of co-director Duke Johnson and his team, there is yet another bullseye from composer Carter Burwell.

The pace of the movie is leisurely. The material feels unusually stretched for a Kaufmann script, which may be because it apparently started out as a 40 minute work. Really, though, it doesn't matter. I'd rather spend a little too long with Anomalisa than five minutes with several other films I could mention. This, after all, is an amazing piece of art.


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