I Heart Huckabees Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for I Heart Huckabees the Movie

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Director Russell's existential comedy has a cast willing to take chances with material that is too clever for its own good--and a viewers' enjoyment. Environmentalist/poet Albert (Schwartzman), fighting giant retail chain Huckabees, takes his search for enlightenment to the offices of existential detectives Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Hoffman, Tomlin), who believe everything in life is connected. Albert thinks his nemesis is Huckabee's golden exec Brad Stand (Law) and Brad's gorgeous spokesmodel girlfriend Dawn (Watts) until they also become the Jaffes' clients. Then Albert befriends Tommy Corn (Wahlberg), a firefighter, who has become involved with French nihilist Caterine (Huppert), who believes everything is meaningless and...okay, things get even more convoluted, although Tomlin and Hoffman, at least, seem to be having a grand time.

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Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screwball Comedy, Firemen, Corporate Shenanigans, May-December Romance, Poetry, Private Eyes
Screenplay
David O. Russell, Jeff Baena
Cast
Jason Schwartzman, Isabelle Huppert, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts
Cinematography
Peter Deming
Director
David O. Russell
Other
Greg Steele, Robert K. Lambert, Seth Reed, Mark Bridges, K.K. Barrett
Producer
Scott Rudin, David O. Russell, Gregory Goodman, Scott Rudin, Kanzeon, Fox Searchlight

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