Being John Malkovich Blu Ray|
While too many films suffer the fate of creative bankruptcy, Being John Malkovich is a refreshing study in contrast, so bracingly original that you'll want to send director Spike Jonze and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman a thank-you note for restoring your faith in the enchantment of film. Even if it ultimately serves little purpose beyond the thrill of comedic invention, this demented romance is gloriously entertaining, spilling over with ideas that tickle the brain and even touch the heart. That's to be expected in a movie that dares to ponder the existential dilemma of a forlorn puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers a metaphysical portal into the brain of actor John Malkovich.The puppeteer takes a job working as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a Manhattan office building; this idea alone might serve as the comedic basis for an entire film, but Jonze and Kaufman are just getting started. Add a devious co-worker (Catherine Keener), Cusack's dowdy wife (a barely recognisable Cameron Diaz), and a business scheme to capitalise on the thrill of being John Malkovich, and you've got a movie that just gets crazier as it plays by its own outrageous rules. Malkovich himself is the film's pièce de résistance, playing on his own persona with obvious delight and--when he enters his own brain via the portal--appearing with multiple versions of himself in a tour-de-force use of digital trickery. Does it add up to much? Not really. But for 112 liberating minutes, Being John Malkovich is a wild place to visit. --Jeff Shannonfrom£8.99 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play 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 Spike 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&39;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 coworker Maxine (the always fascinating Catherine Keener) Together the pair form JM INC which allows ordinary citizens to join in on the fun for 200 dollars a pop But when Craig&39;s wife Lotte (a homely Cameron Diaz) is seduced by Maxine while in Malkovich&39;s body things begin to unfurl at an even more outrageous pace Sound confusing?
Leftfield comedy which marked the feature film debuts of director Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman. Unappreciated as a puppeteer and bored in his ten-year marriage, Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) takes a job in an office where he discovers a portal into the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by himself). To his amazement, he then finds that he is able to occupy and control Malkovich's body; but when he shares this discovery with his wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) it leads to all kinds of trouble.
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