A lonely motivational speaker goes on a business trip to Cincinnati, where he meets an extraordinary stranger who might be able to change his negative view of life. This stop-motion-animation feature was penned by lauded screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, who also co-directs alongside Duke Johnson. David Thewlis, Tom Noonan, and Jennifer Jason Leigh provide their voices.~Erin Demers
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Carter BurwellComposer (Music Score)
Huy VuProduction Designer
Dan HarmonExecutive Producer
Jessica WuExecutive Producer
Joe RussoExecutive Producer
Keith CalderExecutive Producer
Aaron GlascockRe-Recording Mixer
Aaron GlascockSupervising Sound Editor
Christopher S. AudRe-Recording Mixer
Christopher S. AudSupervising Sound Editor
Inspirational Drama,Psychological Drama,Romantic Drama
This movie may not be for everyone. It’s a stop motion movie and artsy and some aren’t into that. I think the story is wonderful and I love the stop motion. If you like artsy kinda of movies, you’ll most likely love it.
Charlie Kaufman delivers once again with an original script dealing with love and how quickly it fades. Along with fantastic stop-motion animation done by Duke Dumont, Anomalisa takes you on an emotional roller coaster to the point you'll never down when the ride is going to drop.
Kaufman is one of the best screenwriters in cinema at the moment from his explosive debut Being John Malkovich to Anamolisa. Kaufman is able to create these characters that feel so human and he's able to capture that beauty in a stop motion film. Another highlight in his career.
Beautifully crafted sad tale of two lost souls finding each other for a moment of clarity and joy - or possibly just a shared delusion. Not for everyone, and certainly not for those expecting your typical happy ending or even clear resolution, but I'm sure it's lead to many interesting post-movie conversations about human connection, loneliness and isolation.
Not for every taste. I'll say that first. If you have no patience for a slow paced art film, you should skip this. You won't get it. However, if you appreciate nuanced performances and admire how a computer animated film can project some of the most believable acting you'll see, by all means, see Anomalisa.