Netflix Confessional – I Heart Huckabees

With work driving me batshit crazy, I don’t have much going on to write about. Last night, however, I worked in a couple of hours for a Netflix movie.

I Heart Huckabees was recommended to me by more than three friends, which usually means it’s a film right up my alley. None of them, however, would tell me what it was about. In fact, I had never even heard of this movie before it was suggested. (One of the downsides to living life without watching television is that you don’t know what movies are out. I’m sure some of my friends hate the fact that I always have to ask, “What’s that one about?” when they suggest going to a movie.)

Having now seen the movie, I can tell you what it’s about.

It’s a comedy about two detectives (Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman) helping two men (Albert Markovski and Marky Mark) resolve their existential problems. That’s really all I can tell you about it, because existentialism is something that can not be described. I’ll just say that it was funny, more so because I think it mocks movies that take existentialism seriously. And I’m all about mocking things.

I won’t buy this movie, but I’d watch it again, so I’m giving it four stars on a five-star scale.

6 thoughts on “Netflix Confessional – I Heart Huckabees”

  1. Capricorncringe

    I’m putting this on my list. I heart Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman. And even Marky Mark is okay.

  2. Four stars is VERY generous for a movie you won’t purchase. I can see why, though… if there were a lot of scenes of Marky Mark bending over and shaking his butt.

  3. 1 star – I hated it. I will actively tell people not to watch it, and probably write a letter to the director asking for my $8.00 back. (Thin Red Line)

    2 stars – I didn’t like it, but I’m not going to hold it against anyone. (Fried Green Tomatoes)

    3 stars – I liked it. I might watch it again if it come on television or if a friend puts it in at their house. (Must Love Dogs
    4 stars – I liked it more than usual, considering the crap that Hollywood puts out. I’ll probably rent it again, and I might add it to my Christmas list as filler. (Identity)

    5 stars – I love this movie. I’m going to own it. I’m going to watch it over and over, and I will probably memorize a good portion of it. (High Fidelity)

  4. I got it from Netflix, and sat down to try to watch it.

    Half an hour later, my head hurt and I was falling asleep. Sorry, dude. I gave it a chance. Maybe I’m just not smart enough to get it…

  5. I don’t think it’s so much brains as a certain sense of humor. I can certainly see where some people won’t find it funny. Probably the same reason some people love Donnie Darko and some hate it. (I personally did not like it)

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