Anyone else here seen I Heart Huckabees? (imdb)
Maggie and I watched it this weekend and I came away thinking: “Huh?” I believe that reaction is probably at least partly the intention of the film makers.
Jason Schwartzman contracts two existential investigators (Lilly Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman) to explain a coincidence he’s experienced. They toss a bunch of psychobabble mumbo-jumbo at him while spying on him. A whole host of other characters are involved. Jude Law is something of a nemesis in the form of a shallow go-getter. Naomi Watts is Law’s girlfriend, the low self-esteem voice, face and body of Huckabees — a WalMart-like national store chain.
But I’m not sure the plot is all that important. All I really got out of it was a lot of amusing scenes of people saying things that sounded as though they thought they made sense. Pretty good comic timing is most of what it had going for it.
But I never really got a strong enough sense of whether they were making fun of the babble. Or whether there was a reason why it was worthy of being made fun of. I guess that means it was a very subtle joke. In the end, it’s a sort of fable, I guess.
I’d like to know if anyone else made any sense of it.Posted by James at January 23, 2006 12:08 AM