Sunday, November 23, 2014

[Movie] Being John Malkovich (1999)


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This movie was one crazy, metaphysical ride.

Being the non-synopsis-reader that I am, I had no idea what to expect with this movie. I just remember it being mentioned to me a couple of times, and finally decided to get around watching it.

It begins with a puppeteer. He falls for another woman, and finds himself a special way to get into the head of John Horatio Malkovich. Things get pretty weird after that: the thought of gender reassignment surgery, the odd Maxine, and some babble about living forever.

It moves from weird scenario to weird scenario (7 1/2 floor, notwithstanding), and keeps on going... Up to the very last bit. I could not count how many times I've said the word "What" aloud, because of all the mess.

Kudos for an original script though. I love the thought, and it still seems refreshing today. Crazy, but satisfying.

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