Directed by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman
Stars: David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan
AGE Rating: Cert 15
It’s 2005, and Michael Stone (David Thewlis), a corporate motivational speaker, arrives in Cincinnati, a town he hasn’t visited since he lived there 10 years ago. He rides in a taxi, spends the night in a hotel, contacts an old lover (disastrously), meets a new one (more promisingly, but…), drinks, talks, has sex, falls in something like love, goes home and wonders what it was all about.
What Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa is all about is the sterility, emptiness and screamingly predictable tedium of modern life, and the inability of people to connect with one another. (John Patterson – The Guardian)