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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 (voice)
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Lisa Hesselman (voice)
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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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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$135,222 (USA) (1 January 2016)

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$3,442,820 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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The movie takes place in 2005. See more »

Goofs

When Michael hears Lisa's voice for the first time, he dresses up in a hurry and does not put on any underwear. Later, when he goes back to his room and takes his pants off, he's wearing boxers. See more »

Quotes

[From trailer]
Michael Stone: [to Lisa] I think you're extraordinary.
Lisa: Why?
Michael Stone: I don't know yet. It's just obvious to me that you are.
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References My Man Godfrey (1936) See more »

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Momotaro
Traditional Japanese children's song
Performed by the Geisha doll
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Would have been a great short film

I am a huge Charlie Kaufman fan, and was very excited to get the chance to see this film at the Denver Film Festival this week. However, this film was extremely disappointing. The plot was quite boring and the film really just seemed to be a character study of loneliness and mental health deterioration. It would have made a great short film, but it was entirely too long for such a low-quality plot. The ending left me extremely unsatisfied.

However, I did enjoy the animation, sound, and other technical aspects of the film. But I'd have to rate this 5 stars and place it next to down there next to Schenectady, New York as one of my least favorite Charlie Kaufman films. Apparently I prefer films he writes but does not direct. I'm ready for another Spike Jonze collaboration!


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