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I ♥ Huckabees


A total disaster by the director of the wonderful Three Kings. He also directed Flirting With Disaster, which we liked a lot. This time he flirted too much. It stars Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin as “existential detectives,” a promising idea, and the ubiquitous Jude Law, so I stuck it out to the end, hoping to strike a ♦, but ended up with only crude oil. The movie has no ♥, and very little brain, despite endless jabber about existence. Somebody should have ♠ this bow-wow, or ♣ed it to death before it even left the litter.