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Being John Malkovich [Blu-ray]

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  • Region B Europe/Australia (info)
  • Original is far too understated a term to describe this picture, brought to you by the surreal, twisted minds of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and actor-director Jonze. The story concerns a puppeteer, Craig Schwartz (John Cusack), who discovers his office has a secret portal that leads directly into the brain of one of America's most popular actors, John Malkovich (Malkovich himself, in a hilariously self-mocking appearance). When the journey ends fifteen minutes later, the participant is spewed onto the side of the New Jersey Turnpike. Schwartz uses his discovery as a way to get closer to fellow co-worker Maxine (the always sexy Catherine Keener). Together, the pair form JM, INC., which allows ordinary citizens to join in on the fun for $200 a pop. But when Craig's wife Lotte (a homely Cameron Diaz), as Malkovich, is seduced by Maxine, things begin to unfurl at an even more outrageous pace. Sound confusing? Thanks to Spike Jonze's grounded direction, it isn't. The result is one of the decade's most original films.
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  • Credits
    John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean, Dallas Burrows, Mary Kay Place, W. Earl Brown
  • Critic Reviews
    Ranked #3 in Rolling Stone's "Ten Best Movies of 1999" -- "...A blast of pure oxygen....This movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...As paradoxically cerebral and patently ridiculous as its title implies..."
    Film Comment

    "...Visionary....[Malkovich] steals the show..."
    Premiere

    "...Devilishly inventive....Spike Jonze and scripter Charlie Kaufman take outlandishness to dizzying heights, and the ideas never let up..."
    Variety

    "...BEING JOHN MALKOVICH is a clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy that is unique, unpredictable and more than a little strange..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...BEING JOHN MALKOVICH supplies a stream of dazzling inventions, twists and wicked paradoxes..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Malkovich, lampooning his own reputation, is brilliant."
    Premiere

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