I absolutely despise this film on a base level. It's characters are obnoxious, it's surrealism pointless, and it's humor cringe worthy. I hate everyone in this movie and couldn't care less what happens to them. This is a movie that seems so satisfied with it's "original" concept that it didn't take the time to even attempt making it enjoyable, well shot, or well paced. I am incredibly disappointed and feel robbed.
60/100 (Filmi sevmeyi gerçekten çok istedim, baştan sırf yönetmenin "Her" filmini hatırladıkça sempati oluşuyor. Beklenti değil sadece olumlu bir istekti. Çıkarılacak anlamlar, sanat yönetimi vs de çok başarılıydı. Özellikle sonundaki eşcinsel kısmı çok sevdim ancak nolur film sever arkadaşlar artık biraz MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK MANTIK!)
Wonderful weirdness from Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, this only really falls down slightly in a third act that feels a bit rushed and haphazardly thrown together. The cast are all great, with Cusack, Diaz, and Keener on fine form, and Malkovich, of course, being a great sport throughout. Bizarre and brilliant.
comedy? i mean there's moments of absurdity / levity but at its core this is one unsettling bastard. a kind of existentially self-loathing, mundane body horror. thematic quibbles aside i dig a movie that buys wholeheartedly into a ridiculous premise and sticks with it to the very sober end (charlie sheen excepted) which this does with aplomb.
In all my years, the fact, by inexplicable reason(s) I have not seen this film till now has been my guilty secret. Kaufman directed by Jonze with a great assemblage of characters & actors alike. Such and oddball movie and absorbing on many levels. Secret no more. And for me now, one to revisit too.
To use a few very well worded reviews from imdb: "All in all, 'Being John Malkovich' is an incredible waste of a concept and talented actors - a film so unlikeable that it's practically offensive. To all those reviewers that bigged up this dog of a movie - you wasted an hour of my life - you ****!" "The truly disturbing fact is that this movie was rated #50 on the top 250 of IMDB. This lessens my faith in mankind."