I Heart Huckabees

“This may be my last attempt at the movie wall pre-move. All the DVD’s are boxed up, but I left out a couple specifically for this purpose. And then I really didn’t feel like watching any of them. Way too much of my todo list rattling around in my brain, and still so much stuff to pack. But before settling in last week to get some of that done, I gave myself a couple hours for Warcraft and a movie.

I’ve found that this movie is pretty polarizing. Most people don’t particularly care for it, but there are some who truly heart I Heart Huckabees. Me, I just have a hard time believing it’s David O Russell. It’s so much fluffier than this harder hitting dramedies that I love (Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, etc). And it’s weird. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Also very much against type as I understand it.

I don’t even know how to describe it, so I’ll give you IMDB’s summary: 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.

Did that make sense to you? Yeah me neither, and I’ve watched it a couple times now. We do have a pretty sweet cast with Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg, Dustin Hoffman, Lily Tomlin, Naomi Watts, and Jason Schwartzman. Actually now that I think about it, maybe it’s just the presence of Schwartzman, but this feels far more Wes Anderson than Russell. Which also explains the polarization and my general “”meh”” feeling.”

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