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I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | | Comedy | 22 October 2004 (USA)
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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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David O. Russell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Albert Markovski
Isabelle Huppert ... Caterine Vauban
Dustin Hoffman ... Bernard
Lily Tomlin ... Vivian
Jude Law ... Brad Stand
Mark Wahlberg ... Tommy Corn
Naomi Watts ... Dawn Campbell
Angela Grillo Angela Grillo ... Angela Franco
Ger Duany ... Mr. Stephen Nimieri
Darlene Hunt ... Darlene
Kevin Dunn ... Marty
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Davy (as Benny Hernandez)
Richard Appel ... Josh
Benjamin Nurick ... Harrison
Jake Muxworthy ... Tim
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Storyline

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

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UK | Germany | USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Love Huckabee's See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$292,177, 3 October 2004

Gross USA:

$12,785,432

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,094,909
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Talia Shire makes a cameo as Albert's (Jason Schwartzman's) mom in the film. She is Schwartzman's real-life mother. See more »

Goofs

In the Huckabees' headquarters, when Brad interrupts Albert's poem-reading, Tommy yells and points with his left hand in the wide shot. Cutting to a closer shot of Tommy and Albert, he is pointing with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

"How am I not myself?" See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Canada on Strike (2008) See more »

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Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
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"Heart" For the Brain
18 November 2004 | by EmperorNortonIISee all my reviews

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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