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Being John Malkovich was brilliant. At times hilarious and surreal, serious and absurd, yet constantly clever and original, the movie never fails to surprise or entertain. The acting's great, the directing's suitably subtle but what shines most is the script. Charlie Kaufman is a genius and this is easily one of the most inventive and unique movies I've ever seen. Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich.
Very unique storyline. Worth a watch simply for that sake.
This film is absolutely unique! I've had heard a lot about this film but I actually didn't knew what to expect from it and I really liked the whole crazy, fun and perfectly weird concept of it.John Malkovich was great playing himself as all of the rest of the cast, John Cusack, Catherine Keener and Cameron Diaz that I usually don't like very much, but she was quite good in this.I loved Spike Jonze's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Where The Wild Things Are. Yesterday I saw the trailer of his new film "Her" and I fell in love of it right away! I can't wait to see it and I hope I don't get disappointed because he didn't disappointed me yet! Still need to see Adaptation too, it will be my next.Being inside of John Malkovich head must be great!
Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman never seem to shy away from going weird but amazing.
The story is about 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 discoverer try make a living off of others interests while his wife becomes jealous.
Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze are the two people that can take a weird and strange story and make it amazingly well made and as a viewer you some how correct to it with no reason to it. I don't think I ever came across a bad movie from these genius of directing and writing and Being John Malkovich is another great film from them, they never disappoint me.
The one thing that I loved about this movie is how self aware it is. It knows it's weird with some of the scenes that will kind of question yourself for watching it but not in a horrible way more like "I'm I weirdo for understanding this and also enjoying it?", something like. The film has a sense of humor to itself and knows it' ridiculous but it goes along with it and man is it funny.
The director from Spike Jonze once again dose an amazing job directing this movie. He mix the humor, weird scenes and the fantasy element to it which perfectly came together so well and smoothly. Spike Jonze is fantastic director and in this he really dose shine with his talent of presenting story telling.
The writing in this movie is probably hands down the best writing I've seen in a while. The way they pulled off this crazy story line and make it comedy gold is truly genius and worth bringing up because it's not a easy thing to do as it seems impossible for some writers out there and Kaufman makes it look easy.
The acting from everyone was excellent. John Cusack, Catherine Keener and Cameron Diaz all three did brilliant in their roles. John Malkovich pretty much playing himself in this movie did a funny performance as himself has he get's taken over by pretty much everyone. I would pay good money to see John Malkovich been given the script for the first time to this movie while he knows nothing about it yet and him reading it and seeing his face has it probably went into WTF mode, but he said yes anywhere because the movie is about him and he give a outstanding performance.
For problems I don't really have any to be honest. I couldn't really find anything that I thought wasn't right. Well overall Being John Malkovich is smart, weirdly amazing movie with a fantastic script and outstanding directing.
We’re on a bit on a Kaufman binge now and much like Eternal Sunshine, this sucks you in with an interesting premise then keeps you watching with a clever and witty script.
Worth your time if only because of the bizarre love triangle of John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener via way of John Malkovich.
It’s hard to believe that Spike Jonze is a first-time feature director here, and Charlie Kaufman is a first-time screenwriter. Surely two of the greatest débuts in cinema history.
You don't know how lucky you are being a monkey. Because consciousness is a terrible curse. I think. I feel. I suffer. And all I ask in return is the opportunity to do my work. And they won't allow it... because I raise issues.
I was a movie that I push watch another day. At the end i watch now. Super script. The film I saw Cameron Diaz acting for the first time in my life. Is there anyone watching a more beautiful puppet show? The hopelessness dance in the opening scene was very impressive. And same scene in the middle of the movie with real Malkovich!
total crazy idea, but excelent.
Stunning and Unique:
This film is absolute hilarious! Great set of actors and funny story.
Image 3.5 / 5 and 4/5 sound. Surprising and imaginative film that was better than I thought
Forget this hyped "new age psychology shit"!
BJM, as most people would know (well, those who wiki'ed it), has a lot of themes that says a lot about the kind of society we live in. I won't discuss those because they've probably been discussed too many times.
What I really want to say is how bored I was in the movie.