Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich

DVD - 2012
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An out-of-work puppeteer takes a filing clerk job on the cramped seventh floor of an office building where he discovers a hidden tunnel allowing him to enter the mind and life of actor John Malkovich for 15 minutes before being ejected onto the New Jersey Turnpike.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection : [distributed by Image Entertainment], [2012]
Edition: Director-approved 2-DVD special edition
Branch Call Number: DVD BEING J
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (113 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Language Note: Closed-captioned

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Movie Mondays: While you’re waiting…

While you’re waiting for Her, check out Being John Malkovich by Spike Jonze, a true original that earned a cult following and a Best Director Oscar nomination to boot. John Cusack is Craig, a puppeteer who takes a job as a file clerk on the 7 ½ floor where he discovers a portal to the mind of John Malkovich for 15 minutes at a time. Craig, his wife Lotte (Cameron Diaz) and his coworker Maxin (more)


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wabarbee
Aug 18, 2019

Great movie. There are so many off the wall, quirky, weird, insightful elements of this movie that are so seemlessly interwoven. Spike Jonze was in such a directorial zone in this project, that if another half dozen or so random elements were added to this film, it still would have worked very well. Great writing, great acting, great directing and great casting. I think one of the more underrated casting choices is Charlie Sheen playing himself as a caricature of himself. Sheen plays one of Malkovich's best friends and although he doesn't have much dialogue, is one of the more random aspects of this film. This is a movie you can't remake, do a sequel or prequel for. Great work.

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raymind
Dec 06, 2018

Comprehendible " sykik " stuff.

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ecce
Nov 30, 2017

In 50 years of avid film-watching, I've never seen a film as original, brilliant--and hilarious! John Malkovich is absolutely compelling both as subject of the film and chief actor in it. If BPL rating allowed ten stars, I'd give it a ten without hesitation.

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azay
Jan 30, 2017

> A joy to view this film (BJM) again, since seeing it over ten years ago.
> If you like "Being John Malkovich," consider viewing the following series: "Symbiopsychotaxiplasm"; takes 1 & 2 by director Greaves, and take 2-1/2 by Soderbergh.
> I do NOT however recommend the BJM interview extra with director Spike Jonze, especially if you have a weak stomach. {:>)

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Zaelia
Oct 19, 2016

Late to the party... this was completely original and didn't see any of it coming.

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Matinee
Oct 15, 2016

Warning: This dramedy film is about as quirky and weird as it gets. If that doesn't scare you off and even intrigues you, you will probably enjoy Being John Malkovich. The movie is rated R for language and sexuality.

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BoogerBot
May 11, 2015

Loved the story. The actors were all really great.

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lyleminn
Feb 12, 2013

A very funny and weird movie also recomend adaptation

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