|I Heart Huckabees
||[Oct. 9th, 2004|11:46 pm]
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Q: How many existentialists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
If this joke makes you laugh uproariously, you are going to love I Heart Huckabees. At one point, Dustin Hoffman says his inspiration is Magritte. This is the one, single thing in the entire movie that really makes any sense.
It is everything, and yet, it's not all that much.
What it is is the third installment of a disassociated trilogy, the third goal in a hat trick preceeded by Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and Garden State. It includes such disparate personalities as Jason Schwartzmann, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin (who is looking pretty damn good for being 65), Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg (as a fireman who was involved in that "big September thing"), Tippi Hedren, Jean Smart, Talia Shire and Shania Twain. And it makes pretty much no sense.
But it's really, really funny, and it's filled with incredibly twisted dialogue. It has lines like, "Nobody sits like this rock sits. You rock rock. The rock just sits and is. You show us how to just sit here and that's what we need." And it's cool to see Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin together.
I think I need to get all three of these when they come out on DVD, watch them all in a row, and just become very, very surreal.
How am I not myself?