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

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Anomalisa  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$3,442,820 (USA) (18 March 2016)
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David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Tom Noonan are the same actors that voiced the original "sound play" on which the movie is based. See more »

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This movie takes place in 2005, prior to the Ohio smoking ban that went into effect in late 2006. Smoking would have been allowed in the hotel. See more »

Quotes

[From trailer]
Michael Stone: Each person you speak to has had a day, some other days have been good, some bad.
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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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None Of Them Are You
Lyrics by Charlie Kaufman
Music by Carter Burwell
Vocals by Tom Noonan
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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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