Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday Movies You Aught to See: I Heart Huckabees

Regardless of whether the decade ended already ended in 2009 or will end at the close of the current year, the 2000s were a wonderful period of cinema with many treasures that deserve to be remembered. Check in at Movies with Abe on Mondays for Movies You Aught to See, a look back at memorable movies from the aughts. They are posted in no particular order, and if you have a great film from the 2000s that you think merits consideration, leave a note in the comments!

I Heart Huckabees
Directed by David O. Russell
Released October 22, 2004

This marvelously amusing comedy combines a brilliant script (just listen to all of the lines in the trailer), delightful original music by Jon Brion, and a stellar cast – including Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Huppert, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Lily Tomlin, Mark Wahlberg, and Naomi Watts – to make for one of the most enjoyable and puzzling films of the 2000s. It doesn’t really make much sense, but the notion of existential detectives and lines like “You can’t deal with my infinite nature” make for a magnificent experience. Even watching the trailer for the twentieth time makes me laugh out loud.

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