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Charlie Kaufman & Duke Johnson

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About the Movie

From the Oscar-winner who brought you ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and BEING JOHN MALKOVICH comes a riveting new masterpiece. Michael Stone - husband, father and noted author - travels to Cincinnati to speak at a customer service conference. But once he’s separated from the routine of his daily life, a chance encounter helps him to realize just what, and whom, he’s been missing. Love, laughter and loneliness align in a “staggeringly inventive” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) stop-motion work of art from directors Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 238
  • Fresh: 219
  • Rotten: 19
  • Average Rating: 8.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: What drives the film is a scowling suspicion that modern man is a mechanized being, created as if on an assembly line, and stripped bare of individuality-a product, like any other merchandise. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Jan 18, 2016

Fresh: Charlie Kaufman's animated feature is one of his best films yet, a haunting fable about the illusion of love. – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Jan 29, 2016

Fresh: It's a film therapists could spend years analysing on the couch. [Kaufman] has, once again, succinctly captured that very modern problem of how we live. Sheer genius. – James Mottram, South China Morning Post, Apr 6, 2016

Fresh: I've seen it thrice. It has not palled. – David Sexton, London Evening Standard, Mar 14, 2016

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Customer Reviews


Human. Extraordinary. Raw. Emotional. Beautiful. Psychological. Brilliant. Exquisite. Finely Made. Grand. A spectacle. "ANOMALISA" has changed my life.

Unique, Enjoyable Slice of Life

This film explores a small snapshot of a character, Michael Stone, who feels his existence has devolved into a monotone lifeless existence. Something we all experience over time. Upon travel to a conference, and the chance meeting with a physically flawed woman Lisa, he begins to recapture the uniqueness of feeling that life can offer with new acquaintances. You forget that this is stop-motion and begin to be fully drawn into the world. You emphasize, you feel and finally you understand the emotional walls that surround our world and how they shift around us. Anomalisa is a must watch film. A film that mirrors the human emotional condition with all it’s ups and downs. Charlie Kaufman’s script perfectly translates the ever shifting human condition and relationships of men and women. It must be watched multiple times to fully understand and enjoy it. It’s a masterpiece slice of life.

Stop motion??

More like "I wish it would stop" motion. Can’t believe I got duped into purchasing this. Last time I’ll ever give any weight to the Rotten Tomatoes reviewers. This thing is like “Waiting for Godot” on thorazine, only slower. Best part of this movie was the opening where the screen was just black.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2015

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