Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson | 90 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 15 / R
Written and co-directed by Charlie Kaufman (of… 437 more words
I consider Charlie Kaufman the screenwriter’s screenwriter. He doesn’t write for fame or an easy pay cheque; he never panders to the lowest common denominator; and his work is so idiosyncratic and personal that ‘Kaufmanesque’ has been accepted into the idiom. 227 more words
A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. (IMDb)
Breathtaking in its combination of down-to-earth detail (see the lovingly crafted stop-motion animation, authentic dialogue) and a calm, patient pace (see the long cab ride, trip up the elevator, walk to the ice machine), which, in a marvelously ironic way, celebrate with refreshing realism (see the sex scene) the inevitability of and the beauty that can be found in the mundane while following a lead who only wants to get away from it (the repeated voice symbolized the antagonist(s) perfectly).
Anomalisa centers on a morose middle-aged narcissist named Michael who seeks salvation from his cyclic mundanity through a female figure. Director Charlie Kaufman employs the subversive technique of stop-motion puppetry to signify Michael’s lack of control; the traveling self-help guru can help everyone but himself. 738 more words