Being John Malkovich
Being John Malkovich is a one of a kind meta-comedy cum existential drama, an auspicious debut feature both for music video maestro Spike Jonze and writer Charlie Kaufman. Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a struggling street puppeteer. In order to make some money, Craig takes a job as a filing clerk. One day he accidentally discovers a door… a portal into the mind of John Malkovich (played by John Malkovich). He soon hatches a plan to let others into John’s brain for just $200 a trip.
‘This smart, fanciful and brilliantly staged comedy takes a truly one-of-a-kind premise and makes it, of all things, a weirdly profound meditation on consciousness, identity, fame, gender and reality.’ Ann Hornaday, Baltimore Sun
‘Devilishly inventive and so far out there it’s almost off the scale.’ David Rooney, Variety