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Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 1h 53min | 8/10 | #Comedy #Drama #Fantasy

Parental Rating: R (Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.)

STORYLINE:

"Being John Malkovich" is a surreal and original comedy-drama that explores the bizarre experiences of a puppeteer who discovers a portal leading directly into the mind of actor John Malkovich. This mind-bending journey raises questions about identity, consciousness, and celebrity, culminating in an experience that's as thought-provoking as it is humorous.


STAFF REVIEW:

"Being John Malkovich" stands out as a brilliantly inventive and quirky film by director Spike Jonze. The film's unique concept, combined with Charlie Kaufman's ingenious screenplay, offers a wildly original and absurdly funny exploration of human desire and the nature of self. With outstanding performances, particularly by John Cusack and Cameron Diaz, it's a must-see for fans of offbeat cinema.


CREDITS:

Director: Spike Jonze

Writer: Charlie Kaufman

Starring:

- John Cusack as Craig Schwartz

- Cameron Diaz as Lotte Schwartz

- Catherine Keener as Maxine Lund

- John Malkovich as John Malkovich

- Orson Bean as Dr. Lester

Cinematography: Lance Acord

Edited by: Eric Zumbrunnen

Music by: Carter Burwell

Distributed by: USA Films

Release date: October 29, 1999

Run Time: 1 hr 53 min

Country:

- United States

Languages:

- English

Budget: $13 million

Box office: $22.9 million


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