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I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | | Comedy | 22 October 2004 (USA)
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

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Determined to solve the coincidence of seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times in a day, Albert hires a pair of existentialist detectives, who insist on spying on his everyday life while sharing their views on life and the nature of the universe. Written by Benjamin Conway

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An existential comedy

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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22 October 2004 (USA)  »

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I Love Huckabee's  »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$292,177 (USA) (3 October 2004)

Gross:

$12,784,713 (USA) (20 February 2005)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "infinite sphere" line is based on something Joseph Campbell said in an interview with Bill Moyers. See more »

Goofs

In the Huckabees' headquarters, when Brad interrupts Albert's poem-reading, Tommy yells and points with his left hand in the wide shot. Cutting to a closer shot of Tommy and Albert, he is pointing with his right hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Albert Markovski: [Blurry shot of tree]
[Albert's thoughts are voiced aloud to us, but not the audience on camera]
Albert Markovski: Mother-fucking, cocksucker, mother-fucking, shit-fucker, what am I doing?
[Albert walks out from behind tree, towards camera. As he gets closer to the camera the scene comes into focus]
Albert Markovski: What am I doing? I don't know what I'm doing. I'm doing the best that I can. I know that's all I can ask of myself. Is that good enough? Is my work doing any good? Is anybody paying attention? Is it ...
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"How am I not myself?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: Petergeist (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get What It's About
Written by Jon Brion
Score material based on this and other songs
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Dear God, my head hurts...
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was amazing. I'm still not sure if I've completely figured it out, but I thoroughly enjoy the attempt. The entire trip was something fully unexpected from the barrage of F-bombs that makes up the first five minutes to the alluded to (but nonetheless unexpected) cameo of Shania Twain. It's near impossible to explain what the film is actually about in this space, so you'll have to settle for this: The always hilarious Lily Tomlin and the wonderful Dustin Hoffman play a couple of "existential detectives" hired by Jason Schwartzman (in perhaps his best role) to investigate a series of "coincidences" involved a very tall African man. Schwartzman is the head of an environmentalist group trying to make a deal with the Huckabees department store to save a marsh (Jude Law plays the Huckabees exec and Naomi Watts his wife--a Huckabees commercial model). Mark Wahlberg shows one of his best performances thus far as a fireman who has also hired the "existential duo" for help with the Big Questions. Jon Brion provides yet another truly original score (not as eccentric and beautiful as Eternal Sunshine, but definitely more involved than Punch Drunk Love). In short, this film is a masterpiece for everyone involved.


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