Rated PG, directed by Spike Jonze, with John Cusack (Craig Schwartz), Cameron Diaz (Lotte Schwartz), Catherine Keener (Maxine), John Malkovich (John Horatio Malkovich), Orson Bean (Dr. Lester), running time: 112 minutes.
Craig, an unemployed pupeteer, is forced to find himself a regular job. His fast hands land him work as a file clerk on the dwarf-sized 7 1/2 floor of the Mertin-Flemmer building. Cramped as the space is, he barely notices as he soon finds a secret tunnel that leads behind the eyes of none other than actor John Malkovich. A pupeteer's dream come true, Craig quickly grows addicted to being John Malkovich and gets his wife, Lotte and sexy co-worker Maxine addicted as well. Soon they start marketing the venture to anyone who dares to ``be all that someone else can be.'' If all this sounds a bit surreal, that's because it is. Writer Charlie Kaufman deserves credit for a script that goes where no one thought to go before and to director Spike Jonze. This tops even his Daft Punk talking dog video.