Being John Malkovich (1999) Written by Charlie Kaufman. Directed by Spike Jonze
Catherine Keener as Maxine Lund and John Cusack as Craig Schwartz (not pictured)

Maxine: So, tell me about yourself. Huh? I mean, if you can get your mind out of the gutter long enough, dog boy.
Craig: Well, I’m a puppeteer and I’ve been…
Maxine: (turns to the bartender) Check!

9 Responses to “Being John Malkovich (1999)”

  1. lol, priceless choice of dialogue.

    Catherine Keener is one of my favorites.

  2. Right? I love her too, but I miss when she’d play kind of sexy/dangerous people like in this and in Out of Sight.

  3. I know, I love her character in Out of Sight. It’s two small scenes but they’re so memorable. She’s really one of the best.

  4. I gotta watch Out of Sight again….

  5. It’s on Netflix streaming if you’ve got that. :-)

  6. Maxine is definitely her crowning achievement, although her brief scenes in Out of Sight are excellent too. But Maxine is just an amazing character and an incredible performance. Great film! Easily one of the best of the decade.

  7. Of all the odd sequels that no one wants (Twins 2, anyone?) I would be very curious to see what a Being John Malkovich 2 look like.

  8. If Jonze and Kaufman and cast wanted to do it, I’d be very curious to see the result.

  9. I am equal parts horrified and curious to see a sequel to this film. And I could see it being about the daughter entirely, ignoring most of the original cast and storyline. I think mainly I’d love see more Charlie Kaufman screenplays being produced and Spike Jonze directing one of them.

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