Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I ♥ Huckabees

An overly thoughtful environmentalist (Jason Schwartzman) seeks the services of an Existential Dectective Agency and its top private investigators/couple (Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman) to delve deeply into the mysteries of his own life. Teaming up with an enviro-conscious firefighter (Mark Wahlberg), he embarks on a dubious professional relationship with a sleek business rival (Jude Law), who is married to a picture perfect model (Naomi Watts) who also begins to reexamine her own life. David O. Russell's I ♥ Huckabees is a jumbled mess that seeks to both capitalize on the success of Three Kings and replicate the madcap zaniness of Flirting with Disaster, with the only problem being the lack of anything resembling a cohesive script or inspired idea in the first place. A sparse saving grace is Wahlberg who is amusing in a self-deprecating role.