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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.

Writer:

Charlie Kaufman
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3,350 ( 319)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 76 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Thewlis ... Michael Stone (voice)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Lisa Hesselman (voice)
Tom Noonan ... Everyone else (voice)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Welcome to the Kaufman surreal-neorealism tale in a dull world of sameness.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The classic movie the protagonist puts on TV, reenacted with puppets, was originally supposed to be Casablanca (1942), but the production could not afford to license it so it was changed to My Man Godfrey (1936), which was in the public domain. See more »

Goofs

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport has signs indicating that the possession of concealed weapons are not allowed posted at every entrance, and has had therm since the Concealed Carry law was enacted in that State in the mid-90's. There are no signs shown here, even though it is said to be 2005. See more »

Quotes

[From Trailer]
Michael Stone: Remember there is someone out there for everyone.
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Soundtracks

Flower Duet (Sous le dôme épais)
from the opera "Lakmé"
Written by Léo Delibes
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The attention to detail is amazing
30 March 2016 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

This is certainly one of the strangest animations I have ever seen and strange in a very good way. This is a Stop-Motion film about a man , Michael Stone , who while on a business trip , decides that his life is so dull and mundane that he needs to have a bit of fun whether it be with an ex girlfriend or an admirer of his work. The problem is Michael Stone doesn't do fun. He doesn't really know how to. In fact he's not a very nice man at all.

I loved this. The attention to detail is amazing. Not just the fascinating animation but the voices. Not until it starts to looks like he might have enjoyment do we hear a woman's voice. All other times it is voiced by the same man. That's the voices of women and children too and it highlights perfectly the rut he is stuck in. The sex scenes are very unnerving yet worryingly realistic . The film makers have got the facial expressions and even the tone of the voices perfectly and it's the little things that make this film so fascinating.

Recommended.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,222, 3 January 2016

Gross USA:

$3,759,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,659,286
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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