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A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
It doesn't really matter that this film is incoherent and senseless. All that matters is that these lovable characters believe the bullshit coming out of their mouths, and they end up feeling a lot better because of all their talking and crazy antics. It's so much fun to watch the lightbulb go off for a character every now and then. When they get it, I let myself feel like I get it, too…. Even though I don't.
The film relies heavily on dialogue and monologues to get its ideas across. Without some excellent performances, this wouldn't have worked. Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin were cute with their over-the-top PDA. Mark Wahlberg is surprisingly endearing…
This is the type of film that will always feel self-indulgent because it's a pretty hard, or even impossible to connect to the story and to try to figure if the director is trying to say something new or if it's just another piece of garbage filled with cheap philosophies.
David O. Russel's film is basically about a company of peculiar detectives who perform their jobs in a very distinct way as their goal is to cure their 'customers' as if they (the detectives) were psychiatrists. It's the type of premise that could have eventually worked if the crew in general wasn't so focused on creating something different or if it had 'received' a different execution.
This is just another…
"The universe is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere."
Having seen David O. Russell's last three films which amassed him several Oscar nominations, I wanted to go back to one of his earlier projects that I missed. I had heard mix reviews about I Heart Huckabees, but I went into it with high expectations considering his latest films blew me away. I was really disappointed with the film despite the talented cast because the premise didn't appeal to me and the comedy didn't work for me either. The film centers on philosophical elements such as existentialism and nihilism, but it is treated in such a way that it seemed as if they were making…
I've expressed in the past I am a big fan of philosophy. All these ideas within and about the world fascinate me. I thought that would make me an existentialist. Apparently I was wrong? Looking at this film, and correct me if I'm wrong...
Existentialists believe that everything is connected and everything is important; everything happens for a reason.
Nihilists believe that nothing is connected and nothing is important; everything happens for no reason.
At least that's the gist of it.
This is very interesting subject matter and also very dark and deep when you think about it. I'll admit, those philosophical ideas are some of the reasons why I loved this, but the main reason is how well it…
i fucking hate huckabees.
i tried folks; i tried. but i can not put my displeasure towards this self-indulgent piece-of-shit into words. it is encompasses everything that i hate about contemporary cinema.
this is the type of movie that some bitch-ass white girl would watch one night and then immediately proclaim it as her favorite film. she thinks she is smart for liking it. she is actually a dumbass for liking it, because it sucks. of course jennifer lawrence, of all people, loves this movie, it's why she worked with o. russell in the first place. she's the queen of the white girls.
if i watch a worse movie before the end of the year, i will seriously consider killing…
“Wake up, pretty girl, the joke is on you!”
I am in love with David O. Russell and this film is extraordinary.
This is a film that I had vaguely remembered, but never seen in full. It deserves to be seen as much as possible and to receive much more appreciation. It's delightful and thought-provoking and hilarious and dark and strange and amazing.
The cast is beyond stellar, but two performances are especially outstanding: Mark Wahlberg and Naomi Watts.
My feelings toward Mark Wahlberg are rather mixed, but it is amazing how good he can be when given great material. This might be his best performance to date.
Naomi Watts is the greatest actress in existence. Her performance here is unsurprisingly sublime, but it was a bit shocking to see just how hilarious she is.
I can see this film becoming an all-time favorite very soon. Thank you so very much, David O. Russell!
A weird film that works more on a philosophical level than a filmic or artistic one. The performances and techniques themselves leave a lot to be desired, but on a deeper level (ha), I connect with this because of its existential underpinnings.
Overall: Sloppy, but fun and thought-provoking.
Hmmmm. Sometimes DOR movies just don't connect with me at all. Sometimes they just make no sense. Sometimes I wish I spent this hour and half putting ants in my eyes.
Wow! Just wow! Mindblowing film.
Every sentence in the film is just exquisitely spot-on.
I watched this film after a very spiritual experience (non-religious), and was left with my mouth open at the end.
The friend who recommended this film, said has watched the film like 15 times, and still finds new thoughts from the film.
Definitely worth watching again and again.
Jude Law seems to channel Rik Mayall
I really do heart I Heart Huckabees. Even Jlaw brings his A game for a rare instance. Reminds me how excited I was for more David O. Russell movies back then before he became the magnolia jerkoff he has become in spending time with that other magnolia jerkoff Bradley Cooper. Honestly his last three films are some of the worst Hollywood "quality cinema" dross I've seen, this might not be for everyone in its quirkiness and almost freeform storytelling silliness but at least this has a sense of fun and individuality to it.
Very silly yet entertaining campfest. So different from David's latest work. Tomlin MVP
Existential grief therapy in a post-9/11 America, where we begin to question the very fabric of existence in the wake of insurmountable tragedy.
Hadn't watched this in years. Still my favorite David Russell by faaaaar.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
Movies that are slightly off.