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
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 »
When Michael is checking into the hotel, the receptionist hands him his hotel key card and Michael places it into his back pocket. But when the bellboy shows Michael to his room, the bellboy has the key card in his back pocket now. See more »
Who are you Donna? Who are you, really?
Oh for fuck's sake!
[collects herself, turning to Henry]
Sorry honey. Mommy said a bad word.
[looks back at Michael]
Oh for fuck's sake Michael. I don't know who I am. I mean, who are you? Who is anyone? Who could answer that question?
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I am a huge Charlie Kaufman fan, and was very excited to get the chance to see this film at the Denver Film Festival this week. However, this film was extremely disappointing. The plot was quite boring and the film really just seemed to be a character study of loneliness and mental health deterioration. It would have made a great short film, but it was entirely too long for such a low-quality plot. The ending left me extremely unsatisfied.
However, I did enjoy the animation, sound, and other technical aspects of the film. But I'd have to rate this 5 stars and place it next to down there next to Schenectady, New York as one of my least favorite Charlie Kaufman films. Apparently I prefer films he writes but does not direct. I'm ready for another Spike Jonze collaboration!
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