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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
In this quirky cult-favorite comedy, unemployed New York City puppeteer Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) reluctantly takes a temp job as a filing clerk for the eccentric Dr. Lester (Orson Bean). While at work, Craig discovers a portal that leads into the mind of renowned actor John Malkovich. When he lets his attractive co-worker Maxine (Catherine Keener) in on the secret, they begin both an unusual business scheme and an odd relationship that involves Craig's restless wife, Lotte (Cameron Diaz).

Cast: John Cusack , Cameron Diaz , Catherine Keener , Orson Bean , Mary Kay Place , John Malkovich , Charlie Sheen , Ned Bellamy

Director: Spike Jonze

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: USA Films

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Release Date: September 2nd, 1999|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The crazy-ass imagination at work in Being John Malkovich hits you like a blast of pure oxygen...this movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long. show more

  • 88
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    It's tremendously entertaining, and probably worthy of repeat viewings. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The story keeps reinventing itself (some of the later plot twists are among the funniest), but a little goes a long way at 112 minutes - maybe 25 minutes more than this sporadically pointed conceit really needs. show more

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