Wednesday, April 14, 2010

38. April 13/14, 2010 - Being John Malkovich (1999)

I'm only labeling this as a comedy because both IMDB and Netflix list it that way, but it's a very dark comedy. This is a really strange movie. I don't know why I'm surprised - it is Charlie Kaufman after all. This definitely feels darker than some of his other stuff though (with the exception maybe of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, because that movie is seriously frakked up). John Malkovich is great at playing himself as a poor unsuspecting guy who has a whole bunch of strangers possessing his body for fifteen minutes at a time. Poor Cameron Diaz gets stuck with an awful wig that rivals Claire's squirrell wig on Lost. Also, the end of this movie is really, really creepy.
My Netflix rating: 3 stars

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