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.
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
When Brad and Albert enter the elevator near the end of the film, Brad's shirt is completely soaked down to his elbows. After the elevator doors close and a brief discussion between Brad and Albert, Brad's shirt is completely dry up to his shoulders. See more »
[Blurry shot of tree]
[Albert's thoughts are voiced aloud to us, but not the audience on camera]
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]
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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Not a lot of movies tackle the subject of philosophy. The latest to join that few is "I Heart Huckabees." It's a surreal story about an environmental activist who employs the services of an "existential detective" agency. This story may go over the heads of some viewers, with its deep conversations and strange imagery. There are a lot of interesting characters, like Jason Schwartzman's activist Albert; Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin as the unconventional sleuths; Mark Wahlberg as Tommy, a fireman with an anti-petroleum obsession; Jude Law as Brad, the Huckabee's corporate stuffed shirt, and Naomi Watts as Dawn, the neurotic spokesmodel. Does this movie answer questions, or create them? See it for yourself. It'll really make you think!
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