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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.

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Charlie Kaufman
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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

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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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USA | UK

Language:

English | Italian | Japanese

Release Date:

11 March 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anomalisa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,222, 3 January 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,759,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,659,286
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was crowd-funded through Kickstarter.com. See more »

Goofs

Michael is shown with his bag walking out of the lower terminal (arrival) doors to catch a taxi. However, when he walks up to the taxi, he is shown to be coming out of the upper terminal (departure) doors. See more »

Quotes

Michael Stone: Sometimes there's no lesson. That's a lesson in itself.
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Connections

References Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Italian translation by Stefano Tomaselli
Vocals by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Used by permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Wasted Effort
17 January 2016 | by Eugene MannacioSee all my reviews

Anomolisa is about a man's search for identity and meaning in his life but the movie never really finds its own identity. The conceit of using animation really adds nothing to this movie except the ability to include scenes which, if used with live actors, would have turned this into an X-Rated movie. (Parents take note.) At the end of a movie in this genre I think it is reasonable for the viewer to believe the movie has, at least, presented a novel view of life, or how one copes with his day-to-day existence. Unless you are very impressionable or haven't seen many movies about self-examination, you will not go away from this movie with that outcome.


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