I didn't think anyone could make a good comedy out of a subject that is as dry as philosphy, but I was proven dead wrong with "I Heart Huckabees". It's a very fresh and original concept. The plot never runs stale, with unexpected twists and turns at every corner.
I love the witty dialogue, the wacky characters and the movie's mildly surreal tone. The cast is generally good; the highlights are Naomi Watts' model-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown Dawn Campbell, Mark Wahlberg's agitated, petroleum-obsessed firefighter Tommy Corn and Isabelle Hupert's dark lady of philosophy Caterine Vauban. The humour reminds me of "The Royal Tenembaums", so if you like Wes Anderson's work, this flick will tickle your funny bone, too.
It's missing one star because there are a couple scenes that are just plain gross. I know the film's supposed to be absurd, but sometimes it goes a wee bit too far. Moreover, Jude Law's attempt at an American accent is AWFUL!!! *shudders* His speech ends up being a disconcerting mish mash of British and American sounds, as if he's trying to talk with a tomato in his mouth!