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Being John Malkovich (1999) Movie Information

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698

Avg. Rating:

2.90/4

# of Ratings:

383

Genres:

Fantasy, Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/29/1999

DVD Release:

05/15/2012

Director:

Spike Jonze

Actors:

John Cusack
K.K. Dodds
John Malkovich
Cameron Diaz
Orson Bean
Catherine Keener

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A skillful puppeteer finds the perfect puppet when he discovers a portal in his new office on a "half" floor. It leads him literally into the brain of John Malkovich. He and his discoveree try make a living off of others interests while his wife becomes jealous.

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Moviehead 04/01/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Sick world of Being John Malkovich is something everyone must experience

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mitchellyoung 10/06/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

A brilliantly self-aware film that manages to take shots at celebrity ego, psychological delusion, and obsession. It's also cleverly funny and just weird enough to be memorable and original.

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PsychoKing1227 05/04/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

I really enjoyed this absurdly funny comedy. John Cusack and Cameron Diaz were wonderful. A great film, if you like films like "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Adaptation."

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05/07/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Meet you in Malkovich in one hour"

What an endlessly inventive movie this is! It supplies the audience a stream of dazzling inventions, twists and wicked paradoxes. Rare is the movie where the last half hour surprises you just as much as the first, and in ways you’re not expecting. The movie has ideas enough for half a dozen films, but Jonze and his cast handle them so surely that we never feel hard-pressed; we’re enchanted by one development after the next.

Behind a filing cabinet on the 7 1/2th floor, Craig finds a small doorway. He crawls through it, and is whisked through some kind of temporal-spatial portal, ending up inside the brain of the actor John Malkovich. Here he stays for exactly 15 minutes, before falling from the sky next to the New Jersey Turnpike.

Malkovich himself is part of the magic. He is not p...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Yojimbo
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12/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Being John Malkovich" by Yojimbo

An out of work puppeteer finds an accounting job in the 7 1/2th floor of an office building where he finds a doorway into the mind of John Malkovich in which he decides to squat in order to win the affection of a co-worker. Being John Malkovich is just strange; not Donnie Darko or Eternal Sunshine strange. Waaaay past that! It's one of those films that you're either going to love or hate because it's so "out there" it's purely a subjective matter of taste. I usually find odd ball films that are deliberately "wacky" such as this terminally irritating (yes, I'm looking at you, Anderson) but Being John Malkovich is so likeably weird and genuinely amusing I couldn't help but love it. John Malkovich shows himself to be a real sport (as does Charlie Sheen and Brad Pitt in cameos) and although I...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Supercrum
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01/28/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Geppetto Takes A Day Off

This film in my opinion can be attributed to two things: That awkward moment, often in every person's life, where your mind spins itself out to creative bliss so far that there are no strings attached to anything that is of reality. And secondly, that quick epiphonous jab that makes you wonder... "Wow people would go crazy if I could find a way to explain this new idea to them..." Such is the euphoric engine of this film. As if Kaufman and Jonze had turned the originality valve on all the way just to see the devastating results, this film definitely uncanny and worth the watch.

What Crum Dug! - As with all Kaufman screenplays, always during the viewing do you get this strange but pleasant sense of déjà vu that I think is mysterious and enlightening in and of itself...

Bah Crumbug! -...

Rating of
3/4 

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