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Anomalisa (2015)

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A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary.

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Charlie Kaufman
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Thewlis ... Michael Stone (voice)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Lisa Hesselman (voice)
Tom Noonan ... Everyone else (voice)
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Storyline

Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. Written by Gusde

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Welcome to the Kaufman surreal-neorealism tale in a dull world of sameness.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anomalisa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,222, 3 January 2016

Gross USA:

$3,759,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,659,286
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The classic movie the protagonist puts on TV, reenacted with puppets, was originally supposed to be Casablanca (1942), but the production could not afford to license it so it was changed to My Man Godfrey (1936), which was in the public domain. See more »

Goofs

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport has signs indicating that the possession of concealed weapons are not allowed posted at every entrance, and has had therm since the Concealed Carry law was enacted in that State in the mid-90's. There are no signs shown here, even though it is said to be 2005. See more »

Quotes

Michael Stone: Sometimes there's no lesson. That's a lesson in itself.
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Connections

Referenced in Bloodworks: Stop Motion Epic (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Written by Robert Hazard
Italian translation by Stefano Tomaselli
Vocals by Jennifer Jason Leigh
Used by permission of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Puzzled by The Acclaim
21 March 2016 | by stewart-62See all my reviews

This is a small film – by which I mean it's not a great one. This is, of course, in contrast to all the critical praise which has been heaped on it. The word "masterpiece" has featured in many reviews, but I can't agree. I'd stress that I'm a huge Charlie Kaufman fan and my anticipation on going to see the film was equally as big as my disappointment after I'd done so. So what's the problem? I think it's the smallness of the story;yes it's about alienation,yes it's clever, yes the sex scene is achingly real and uncomfortable, but this movie has only a few points to make – mostly about alienation and the "otherness" of people – and while it makes them well, they don't amount to a decent movie. Thinking about it afterwards – and puzzled by the praise it has received and disconcerted by my own disappointment – I realised that if this movie has been made with human actors it simply wouldn't get the same sort of critical acclaim, in fact, it would be deemed dull, dull, dull. The thing which lifts it out of the ordinary – but not into the extraordinary – is the fact that it's told via animation. I urge anyone who loves the movie to try and imagine sitting through the same script acted by real people – it would be achingly boring.


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