R | | Comedy
A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Co-Writer, Producer, and Director David O. Russell grew up in an atheist household, which gave him a spiritual curiosity that travelled with him through his adult life. When he went to Columbia University, he studied religion under metaphysical philosopher Robert Thurman, father of Uma. His theories of the essential and indissoluble oneness of everything in the universe can be read into the exchanges between Jaffe and Jaffe, the existential detectives in the film, played by Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin.
Mother-fucking, cocksucker, mother-fucking, shit-fucker, what am I doing?
Albert Markovski: What am I doing? I don't know what I'm doing. I'm doing the best that I can. I know that's all I can ask of myself. Is that good enough? Is my work doing any good? Is anybody ...
When Catherine is in Albert's parent's apartment, she's seen holding Albert's childhood journal. On the page that is open, it appears that the first words of the first sentence are "I went...". Yet, when Catherine asks Albert's mother to read the entry, she reads "I came home..." first.
"How am I not myself?"
English, French, Spanish
$292,177 3 October 2004
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