I formed my own opinion of it, I loved it, and then went to see reviews. It seems that critics are torn between appreciative and condemning it for trying too hard. I thought it was delightful… despite the fact of being more metaphysical than epistemological (I would think that those questions would pertain more to the overall topic of existentialism), and the whole thing being some sort of exercise of psychotherapy.

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I thought it was funny and ridiculous in a good way, though. Most times, that is the only way movies like these can be redeemed. The movie was obviously unsatisfactory in the sense of not explaining why these questions exist for these people and creating unattractive characters. Really, I want to like the characters of movies I like. Eh. However, Huckabees, was delightful.

I have thing against Jude Law, though. I think it is because he seems too perfect. Too beautiful, too confident, and too Hugh Grant sans the hurt little boy. It seems like he has no flaws… except for arrogance. I think I dislike him because he seems too perfect… too perfect to ever be satisfactorily depraved or human. Perhaps, though, he just disturbs me. I don’t feel comfortable around people like him.

Not that I ever need to worry… cause… well… he’s Jude Law. What the hell does it matter what I think?

I do admit that some points in the movie were too … shallow… like when Albert sees himself juxtaposed against Jude’s character. I don’t see how recognizing similarities or that there are other entities like you supposes that the world is one “big blanket” and everything is the same. Eh. But now… I am thinking too much about the possibilities of the movie’s theories.

I mean… the point of existentialism is that you go through the angst and distress on your own and emerge from it as an in tact individual strong in your own universe of values… right? That is the point… so… in the bigger picture, I’m not sure how the detectives and teachers really come into play or work.

I liked it because it illustrated the process of existential crisis so well. In that scene where Albert learns the significance of his cat dying, it hits everyone that people are people are people… and all individuals with their own desires and impulses. These are the things that allow you to have this distinct feeling of being alone and an individual. I like the overall nuances about the people in Albert’s organization as this collective mob (Slave mentality! AHH!). I feel that it is important to give that theme some time on the stage. I also just laughed throughout the whole fucking movie… err even parts where no one was laughing.

I mean, how do you go about finding the individual … being aware of the individual inside of you?

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