I Heart Huckabees

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Jason Schwartzman and Jude Law work at Huckabees. They both hire existential detectives, Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin, to help them understand their lives. It also stars Naomi Watts and Mark Wahlberg.

Once again, I lied in the movie description. Jason Schwartzman doesn’t work at Huckabees, but he does work for Open Spaces, which is a save-the-trees kind of coalition that is trying to stop Huckabees from building on some marshland. I saw this movie with Jen and her friends for her Monday movie night.

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This movie is beyond goofy. It asks all these sort of big, existential questions about life and the universe, but it never really answers them. It doesn’t matter though since you are laughing at the absurdity of the movie. This is a movie to just sit down and go with the flow. Don’t try to figure out what is going on or else it will seem really dumb.

Random thoughts

  • Jason Schwartzman might have the craziest eyebrows since Abe Vigoda.
  • Naomi Watts seems like she is storing nuts in her mouth the last half of the film.
  • I wanted Jason Schwartzman and Mark Wahlberg to shave most of the movie. They were quite unkempt!
  • Jen was very amused by the “balls hitting the face” scene.

Rating: B+

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