John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich
Spike Jonze (Director), Charlie Kaufman (Writer)
Released: September 30th, 1999
Runtime: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it’s mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.
He lives in an appartment with his wife (played by Cameron Diaz, who exceeds herself in this film) and the many animals she keeps, including a chimpanzee.
When he gets a punch in the face while performing on the streets, because the puppet play he was doing, wasn't really appropiate for children, he searches for a job.
His new workplace seems to be on a small floor, the 7 1/2th floor, where everyone has to bend themeselves so they can walk.
John Cusack is appropriately creepy as the jobless puppeteer, Craig Schwartz, who finds Malkovich’s portal, gaining a certain sympathy from the audience he later turns on its head in such as a dramatic fashion.