Friday, October 22, 2010

Being John Malkovich

Originality in movies is starting to dwindle down to practically nothing. We're essentially having sequels, reboots and remakes crammed down out throats. I don't know about you, but I'm sick of it. Had it not been for the occasional quirky movie, I'd stop watching them.

Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) has recently taken a job as a file clerk on Floor 7 1/2 of the Mertin Flemmer Building. There, he finds a portal that goes to the mind of John Malkovich (John Malkovich). Upon discovering this, he finds a way to earn money off it, much to the interest of wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) and co-worker Maxine Lund (Catherine Keener).

Man, this was refreshing after a string of unoriginal movies. It would've been fun had Malkovich gotten an Oscar nomination. Cusack and Diaz are both almost recognizable. Though I didn't like the bittersweet ending, I did love the rest of Being John Malkovich. Quirky characters, off-the-wall dialogue and originality by the boatload, Being John Malkovich is a very funny movie.

My Rating: *****


  1. I'm still yet to see this but had been put off by friends saying about the ending, but I must give this a try its long overdue.

  2. One of the most original films I've ever seen. John Malkovich is great, but I love the performances of Cusack and Diaz.

  3. Spike Jonze +Charlie Kaufman +John Cusack!! This film was bound to be genius and added to that the performances of Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener. This film is just splendid at all levels...
    Adaptation was a sort of let down after this.


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