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She Said Fuckabees

Huckabees was very reminiscent of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I can’t really explain why. Or maybe I can. Both are wholly original, greatly imaginative, playful and melancholy at the same time, and both have as a plot device the bringing of big philosophy/psychology issues into everyday use. Maybe it is a new genre, not magic realism but some kind of philosophical realism.

My only complaint is the use of the African man.

5 Responses to “She Said Fuckabees”

  1. drew
    November 8th, 2004 | 8:33 pm

    Maybe it’s the posters?

  2. cynthia rockwell
    November 8th, 2004 | 8:57 pm


  3. Chuck
    November 11th, 2004 | 12:07 pm

    I wasn’t sure what to do with the African man either, other than maybe a mild critique of our tacit support of what’s happening in Sudan.

    I liked “Huckabees” quite a bit and thought about the film’s similarities to “Eternal Sunshine.” Yes, I think there is a cycle of films that may be emerging. Not sure where else to go with that observation, though.

    The posters advertising the films are similar as I recall.

  4. cynthia rockwell
    November 11th, 2004 | 3:09 pm

    hmmm, i haven’t seen any of the posters for either film.

  5. Filmbrain
    November 12th, 2004 | 3:37 pm

    The music in both films is by Jon Brion, though his score in Huckabees is more reminisicent of his work in Punch Drunk Love.