I Heart Huckabees

Alex Worsnip 10/05/2005

Rating: 4/5

A meaningful, touching and quirky film that never delves into the overly pretentious, I Heart Huckabees comes straight from the school of American optimistic surrealism that bred Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind among others. With indie values but an all-star cast including Dustin Hoffman and Jude Law, the film takes you through a strange psychological and philosophical journey that ends in genuine relevation.

Hoffman in particular is in his element as the maverick, messy and loveable "existential detective" while Law plays the corporate villain with aplomb and Jason Schwartsmann handles the lead of Albert Markowski with subtle emotion and sensitive portrayal. Frequently humorous, sometimes confusing, but always rewarding, moving and eventually fulfilling, I Heart Huckabees is one of the films of the year.