I Heart Huckabees
This quirky comedy is beyond explanation. Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), a miserable young man, seeks to find the meaning of coincidences in his life. Existential detectives Vivian and Bernard Jaffe (Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman) tell Albert that everything and everyone is connected in some psycho-babble kind of way and that there are no coincidences. Albert meets Tommy (Mark Wahlberg), another client, who becomes enamored with Caterina (Isabelle Huppert), the author of a book that says life is meaningless. As Albert is torn between the two opposing philosophies, handsome Brad Stand (Jude Law) gets the promotion Albert was expecting. I Heart Huckabees pokes fun at pop psychology, urban sprawl, corporate greed and tree huggers. Every character — too many to mention — is overexaggerated like a cartoon. I Heart Huckabees is not a treat but a treatment, or make that a mistreatment.
A big part of this one is the barrage of filthy language, including more than 50 obscenities. Even before the opening credits, Albert vents with a string of f- and s-words. Add to that a crude sex scene when Caterina seduces Albert and the two disappear into a muddy marshland where they engage in unconventional sex, both smeared in mud. A negative portrayal of a Christian family will offend many.