Anomalisa

Anomalisa

DVD - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: DVD ANOM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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the_bookwyrm
Feb 21, 2018

Props to Tom Noonan for playing the part of "Everyone Else," but there wasn't much else to grasp onto.

It's a movie about a sad man whose life has grown mundane to the point where everything feels the same. And when something, or someone, different catches his eye, he has to have it, but then it slowly fades into the mundane. I'm not sure if this movie accurately covers Fregoli Delusion, or if we're suppose to feel empathy towards the main character, but his distance and cold attitude towards most of the people he interacted with did not give me reason to root for him.

The animation was phenomenal, though. The timing was amazing on particular scenes, and I can say that I enjoyed the movie if just for that aspect alone.

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Ianandson
Dec 19, 2017

I agree it's kinda creepy and sorta strange, but if you like kinda artsy stop motion films this one is a decent watch. It's like a dramatic and serious Team America.

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reverendmike
Dec 19, 2017

One of the worst "good" or "well-regarded" films I've seen. Some of the prior negative comments will give you a decent idea what to expect. I will add that the main character probably believes that he really grew, and had good intentions, and found some hidden beauty that everyone else is missing ... but he's basically wrong.

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ruah777
Dec 01, 2017

It can be a bit ok if you are in the mood for a really downer movie about a shitty guy that really struggles with his life. it is filled with alot of awkward moments and feels really alien. Maybe that is part of the point, but the movie feels like it is trying to be too adult and dramatic for its own good. if you are looking for a movie that is trying to be arty and is really depressing and dont mind really adult stuff then this movie can be ok. But I say dont rush to see it at all.

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gloogai
Oct 09, 2017

I liked it quite a bit. Stayed with me for a long time. I can't argue with many of the comments, such as the painfulness of the dialogue and the shallowness of the main character. But I saw a lot of depth in the movie. More a kind of horror/sci-fi. Lots to think about and explore.

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ptour
Sep 26, 2017

What is amazing about this soporific film is that it actually got funding to be animated, completed, produced, and distributed.

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gnomenut
Sep 06, 2017

I've re-thought my original comments and added a star to my original rating. I didn't enjoy the film at all, probably because I was expecting something more enjoyable. But, it's not a film to enjoy--the dialogue is painfully superficial, and there is not a single likeable character. And that might be the point. The guy is a smooth-talking predator, and the woman is a willing victim. The peripheral characters are just voyeurs. I think, on reflection, that it's fairly well crafted. I wish, however, that the filmmakers had switched the genders of the main characters, so it wouldn't feel so much like another story about how middle-aged men are predators and young women are victims. Still, the fact that the film is still fresh in my mind a week after watching it says something about the film being worth watching. Just don't watch it for enjoyment.

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maipenrai
Jul 24, 2017

Absolutely hated this film - pointless - could not care about the egocentric male character - somehow profanity seems more objectionable coming from the mouth of a "cartoon". Run do not walk away from this stop action movie mess.

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whalepeace
May 21, 2017

A horrid, ugly and misogynistic film. The digital characters were weird and ugly. The digital voices, which made male and female voices sound the same, were ugly. Basically the film was about a successful worshipped male who, when out of town on business, got a vulnerable young woman drunk and then got her into bed, cheating on his wife. He promised her love and a future, but it was all a lie. Yet somehow we are supposed to get the message that this is or was love? And that everyone needs love and so it is OK for men to be promiscuous and cheat on their familes and to use and exploit women? Blech. Should have called it Anomie.

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firefly5
May 19, 2017

I did not watch very much of this movie. Not something I liked.

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Ianandson
Dec 19, 2017

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 21 and 55

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ruah777
Dec 01, 2017

ruah777 thinks this title is suitable for 21 years and over

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AL_ZOEY Aug 17, 2016

Lisa: "It's an anomaly, right? I learned that word in your book. I like that word. Anomaly. I like the way it sounds and I like what it means. I feel like an anomaly. Before I used to know there was a word for it, it made me feel bad to be different. Now I kind of like it. Sometimes. I mean, not a lot, but sometimes. It makes me special, sort of. You know what I mean?"
Michael: "Anomalisa."

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