Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Film Trailers: I HEART HUCKABEES
The movie trailer I want to showcase this Wednesday is an odd, insightful, confounding chaos of a film from Oscar nominated director and writer David O. Russell. I Heart Huckabees is an amazing film, full of romance, dry humor, activism and a defining, well, searching for existence and meaning in this world. The film contains a witty examination of existentialism and purpose. What does it all it mean? Jason Schwartzman plays Albert Markovski, a poet and environmental activist, who hires two detectives, Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin to investigate the meaning of three different coincidences that have occurred to the poor, lost Albert. It continues on a comical journey of thought, action and uncontrollable clutter and disarray. The cast also includes Naomi Watts, Jude Law, Mark Wahlberg and Isabelle Huppert. It contains wonderful music from composer and musician Jon Brion as well.The film is a joy of an offbeat comedy and an existential investigation into meaning and purpose. Also, narratively speaking, its all over the place, and that works on many levels. Enjoy.