Being John Malkovich [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1999]

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  • Release Date: 05/15/2012
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 8)

    Special Features


    • New selected-scene audio commentary featuring Jonze's friend and competitor the filmmaker Michel Gondry
    • New behind-the-scenes documentary by filmmaker Lance Bangs
    • New conversation between actor John Malkovich and humorist John Hodgman
    • New interview with Jonze in which he discusses his on-set photos
    • Two films within the film: 71/2 Floor Orientation and "American Arts & Culture" Presents John Horatio Malkovich: "Dance of Despair and Disillusionment"
    • An Intimate Portrait of the Art of Puppeteering, a documentary by Bangs
    • Trailer and TV Spots
    • Plus: a Booklet featuring a conversation between Jonze and pop-culture critic Perkus Tooth

    Synopsis


    Being John Malkovich
    Would you pay money to journey into the mind of the star of Con Air, The Killing Fields, and In The Line of Fire? Puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is having money problems, so he takes a temporary job as a file clerk on the seventh-and-a-half floor of a large office building. One day, while rummaging behind a cabinet, he finds a small door that leads to the center of the mind of actor John Malkovich (played by, you guessed it, John Malkovich). Craig discovers that entering the portal allows him to become John Malkovich for a brief spell, and in time he and his beautiful but aloof co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) get the bright idea to charge admission for the privilege of spending 15 minutes inside the head of a well-known actor. Malkovich realizes that something strange is happening to him, but can do little to stop it, as strangers take over his mind for a quarter-hour at a time. Craig's wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz), eventually takes a trip into Malkovich's psyche, and she soon finds herself in love with Maxine, with whom Malkovich has an affair; meanwhile, Maxine in time becomes infatuated with both Craig and Lotte, but only when they're inside Malkovich. Being John Malkovich marked the feature-length debut of director Spike Jonze, who previously made acclaimed music videos for Weezer, the Beastie Boys, and the Breeders, among others. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - Craig Schwartz
    • Cameron Diaz
      Cameron Diaz - Lotte Schwartz
    • Catherine Keener
      Catherine Keener - Maxine Lund
    • John Malkovich
      John Malkovich - John Malkovich
    • Orson Bean
      Orson Bean - Dr. Lester



    Customer rating

    4.4
    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Very Interesting Concept

      Posted
      Throwdown918

      This movie has great philosophical value in that it makes you think what if it's not you in there thinking for yourself, but someone else that can control you. It reminds me a lot of the matrix films of today, obviously this movie coming first. Overall I don't think this movie really stands the test of time very well. Cameron Diaz should be embarrassed with how she looks in this movie as well as John Cusack. The movie however, offers a little bit of comedy with romance, and just be prepared for a whole lot of weird as the concept of this movie alone is just a wild idea. Three stars for holding interest. On HD-DVD the movie looks good, but will likely be coming out on Blu Ray due to recent business decisions.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good film, captivates you until the end

      Posted
      atlantaboy34
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      Although it seems like a quirky name and subject, it is a good evening of entertainment. Professionals can do a good job and in this film they certainly do!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant movie

      Posted
      Horrorman

      This movie is great. Add the fact that it is in Hi Definition on the best platform, and you have a masterpiece!!! Very good story here, well written and well acted.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      On Blu-ray with all the goodies

      Posted
      Imbee
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      One of the greatest films made, the criterion collection has all the extra goodies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good flick...wierd, but good.

      Posted
      MrFleharty
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      I enjoy Mr. Malcovich...I enjoy Mr. Cusak. Those two together make movie magic...even if lately John Cusak has been putting out nonsense.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      pretty good movie

      Posted
      bravesredsoxfan
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      this wasn't one of my favorite movies, but it was pretty good. the acting was good and it was quite funny at times.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must own!!!

      Posted
      Raccoon522
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      Great complex movie. This movie stands out as unique from the rest. Must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great

      Posted
      ayman2000
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      very good use.A+++++++++++++++++.very happy purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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