• Publication date: April 1, 2011

There�s no such thing as a coincidence I Heart Huckabees: A Existential Life

Albert Markovski is a young man who heads the local chapter of an environmental group, the "Open Spaces Coalition."

One of their current projects is an attempt to stop the building of a new Huckabees store, a chain of "big-box" department stores akin to Wal-Mart or Target.

Albert Markovski is a young man who heads the local chapter of an environmental group, the "Open Spaces Coalition."

One of their current projects is an attempt to stop the building of a new Huckabees store, a chain of "big-box" department stores akin to Wal-Mart or Target.

Albert is a rival of Brad Stand, a shallow power executive at Huckabees. Brad infiltrates Open Spaces and charismatically displaces Albert as the leader.

Dawn Campbell is Brad's live-in girlfriend and the face and voice of Huckabees; she appears in all of the store's commercials.

After seeing the same conspicuous stranger three times, Albert contacts two existential detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe.

The detectives offer Albert their optimistic brand of existentialism? they name it universal interconnectivity? and spy on him, ostensibly to help him solve the coincidence.

Bernard and Vivian introduce Albert to Tommy Corn, an obsessively anti-petroleum fire-fighter. Tommy is assigned to Albert as his Other.

This movie is rated R for language and a sex scene.

Year: 2004

Runtime: 107 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Drama

Starring:

Dustin Hoffman

Lily Tomlin

Jason Schwartzman

Mark Wahlberg

Jude Law

Naomi Watts

Isabelle Huppert

Directed by: David O. Russell