I Heart Huckabees details
|Formats:||15 DVD, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Dustin Hoffman, Jason Schwartzman, Mark Wahlberg, Jude Law, Isabelle Huppert, Lily Tomlin, Naomi Watts|
|Director:||David O. Russell|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Haven't Seen That in Ages!, Hidden Gems, Just Arrived, March Picks, Our Instant Picks, Sick Of Soccer, Summer Comedy|
I Heart Huckabees
|1hr 42 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
'Wildly original, bitingly relevant and frequently laugh-out-loud funny, this is American cinema at its most adventurous and unexpected,' says Tom Charity.
Most helpful review
'Pretentious' is good when it's this funnyBy N Stafford from England , 27 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]'I Heart the Huckabees' brilliantly describes the complexities and the moral haziness of the world in which we live. Movies with this subject matter are usually incredible morbid; the world is portrayed as a moral darkness, 'grey' decisions are made by fat business men, and the hero is some type of social outcast. David O Russell's production, just his The Three Kings before, is a new take on the subject. As with The 3 Kings, O Russell contrasts the dark subject matter against a refreshingly comical background. Rather than sulk about the state we are all in - this film waltzes like a dance through the battlefield - studying the lines that lie between us - and ensuring they are comically crossed. This turns a bleak message about the desperateness of human nature into one of our humanity - and all communicated in a way that doesn't at all bring you down. Laugh as the two factions of Existentialism battle it out - the falseness of a corporation smile crumbling into self pity - the fireman (Mark Wahlberg) who rides his bike to stop fires (to save on gas) - the environmental activist, as he struggles to define the real reasons behind his struggle against corporate America - listen to his laughable poetry, his inner doubts, and watch what flaky sense of reality leads him to the existentialists. I loved this film, and considered it the best film of the year. People say it was pretentious. So what? To say something is pretentious requires an air of pretension too. We are all pretentious in that we value our own opinions over others - a topic this movie covers in much detail.
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Hearts all roundBy RJNeb2 (1014 reviews) from London , 22 Nov 2009David O. Russell's delightfully wacky concept is an existentialist detective comedy that links in various people's ruminations over their place in the world with a department store. It is, quite frankly, nuts but is also a really refreshing example of how a truly original comedy can be done within the Hollywood system. The entire cast are excellent, but Jude Law is particularly good as a sharp-suited exec.
I heart huckabeesBy grrenfingers (136 reviews) from New Milton , 24 Sep 2009I couldnt get into this film.Not my cup of tea.
over-ratedBy santosha (4 reviews) from Camerton , 14 Jul 2009funny but speedy. I had to turn the sound off or walk out, as it is at such a pace, but the ideas are good
Offbeat comedyBy a customer from crewe , 06 Jun 2009Enjoyable, intelligent, non-plot driven, offbeat comedy. Nothing like Three Kings, thank G-d as that was violent and upsetting!
Clever ComedyBy a customer from Hull , 11 May 2009Having seen the trailer for this, i decided to avoid it, but having come in half way through when it was on the telly recently, I was so intrigued I had to rent it. I Heart Huckabees has depth which i do not normally associate with Hollywood comedies; clever, smart, and wacky; yet kept down to earth by good dialouge and the comic common denominator of the confusion of everyday life. Law is excellently cast as the slimy corporate ladder-climber, Wahlberg (another ladder-climber) is refreshingly removed from the role we have seen in the departed/shooter/max payne.