Being John Malkovich | Full Movie

Being John Malkovich
  • R
  • 1h 52m
  • 1999
Certified Fresh93%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is a struggling street puppeteer. In order to make some money, Craig takes a job as a filing clerk. One day he accidentally discovers a door… a portal into the mind of John Malkovich (played by John Malkovich)! For 15 minutes, he experiences the ultimate head trip - HE is John Malkovich! Then he's dumped out onto the New Jersey turnpike! With his beautiful office mate Maxine (Catherine Keener) and his pet-obsessed wife (Cameron Diaz), they hatch a plan to let others into John's brain for just $200 a trip.

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Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: Being John Malkovich is both funny and smart, featuring a highly original script.
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Common Sense Says
Kids won't get this sex-driven, head-trip comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that teens may be interested in this comedy because it stars Cameron Diaz, and Catherine Keener from The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but they won't get the offbeat, adult humor and storyline. Also, the film is explicit about sex, sexual behavior, and infidelity. John and Maxine have sex several times and you can hear characters reaching climax, though no one is naked. Maxine calls Craig a "fag," and belittles his sexuality. Craig kidnaps, cages, and terrorizes his wife when she falls in love with Maxine. There's discussion of homosexuality and of transexuality.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Art House
  • Release Date:October 29, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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