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.
Raymond Aibelli is a promising medical student ready to begin a prestigious summer internship. But Susan, his mother, is immobilized by a broken leg, and his father Tom, a travelling ... See full summary »
David O. Russell
Filmmakers Tricia Regan, David O. Russell and Juan Carlos Zaldivar interview dozens of people about the 2004 Iraq war, including soldiers, journalists, politicians, psycholgists, and even a... See full summary »
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.
Paul Thomas Anderson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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
Some of Jon Brion's score is composed on a giant Wurlitzer organ. One of Brion's friends has one, so the composer would visit him at his house for the recording sessions. See more »
In the flashback scene where Brad and Albert are talking in the restaurant Brad tells him his girlfriend liked Albert's "poem about the rock". This is impossible because Albert first read that poem after saving a piece of the marsh at the beginning of the movie so at the time of the restaurant conversation, the poem had not yet been written. 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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