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Being John Malkovich (1999), is a fictional comedic drama that stars John Malkovich, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener. The film plays with taking real Hollywood actors and mixing them in with their fictional character counterpart. We see John Malkovich as the star of the film, an egotistical and successful actor who becomes a vessel for the other characters to live through.

Craig Schwartz, played by John Cusack, is a wonderfully talented puppeteer who has no luck in landing any gigs and is forced to find another job. Craig becomes depressed and longs for something more in his life. Along the way, he stumbles across the entrance into John Malkovich’s subconscious and thus exploits his new found escape with his co-worker, Maxine, played by Catherine Keener, and his wife Lotte, played by Cameron Diaz.

This film takes you on a provocative journey through the portal of the mind. The characters make fantasy a reality by becoming the puppet master of someone else’s life. The storyline brings up deep emotional longings for fame, success, unrequited love, lust and unfulfilled dreams. The film features cameos by Charlie Sheen, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Winona Ryder and Andy Dick.

Being John Malkovich is an Comedy, Drama, Fantasy movie that was released in 1999 and has a run time of 1 hr 52 min. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 90.

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| 1999 | 1 hr 52 min | 7.7/10 | 90/100
John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Ned Bellamy, Eric Weinstein
Spike Jonze
Produced By
Steve Golin, Vincent Landay, Sandy Stern, Michael Stipe

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