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I Heart Huckabees (2004)

AL | | Comedy | 22 October 2004 (USA)
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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.

Director:

David O. Russell
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3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Albert Markovski
Isabelle Huppert ... Caterine Vauban
Dustin Hoffman ... Bernard
Lily Tomlin ... Vivian
Jude Law ... Brad Stand
Mark Wahlberg ... Tommy Corn
Naomi Watts ... Dawn Campbell
Angela Grillo Angela Grillo ... Angela Franco
Ger Duany ... Mr. Stephen Nimieri
Darlene Hunt ... Darlene
Kevin Dunn ... Marty
Ben Hernandez Bray ... Davy (as Benny Hernandez)
Richard Appel ... Josh
Benjamin Nurick ... Harrison
Jake Muxworthy ... Tim
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Storyline

Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe. Written by Benjamin Conway

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An existential comedy

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aš myliu Huckabees See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$292,177, 3 October 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,784,713, 20 February 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow was originally attached to star as Dawn Campbell, but dropped out, due to the death of her father. Nicole Kidman then attached herself to the project, but could not fit the movie in, due to her schedule for The Stepford Wives (2004). At that point, Jennifer Aniston was looked at for the part, until finally Naomi Watts, David O. Russell's original choice, was a lock. See more »

Goofs

When Brad is speaking with Bernard and Vivian in his office (near the end of the film), the football changes position after he sets it down on his desk - in one shot you see the strings and in the next, you don't. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Albert Markovski: [Blurry shot of tree]
[Albert's thoughts are voiced aloud to us, but not the audience on camera]
Albert Markovski: Mother-fucking, cocksucker, mother-fucking, shit-fucker, what am I doing?
[Albert walks out from behind tree, towards camera. As he gets closer to the camera the scene comes into focus]
Albert Markovski: What am I doing? I don't know what I'm doing. I'm doing the best that I can. I know that's all I can ask of myself. Is that good enough? Is my work doing any good? Is anybody paying attention? Is it ...
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Crazy Credits

"How am I not myself?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.43 (2012) See more »

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Didn't Think It Would Turn Out Bad
Written by Jon Brion
Score material based on this and other songs
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Very Original Movie
9 April 2005 | by alexjob1982See all my reviews

It is a breath of fresh air to find a movie so original. Some may be turned off by the movie and possibly find it pretentious but it's not. It pokes fun of existentialism a bit while at the same time making you think about it realistically. The movie didn't make me laugh out loud as much as other comedies but I had a smile on my face the entire time watching it. If you don't take it too seriously and get the humor you will really enjoy it. I had a smile on my face the entire time. The comedic timing by all of the principal cast is right on target. I definitely recommend it. Not only is it funny, but it does make you think a little while not being pretentious. Russell hit it dead on with this one.


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