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Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman went from industry struggle to Oscar-nominated glory with 1999's "Being John Malkovich." His specialized brand of quirk and surrealism found an audience with the picture, which, against all odds, made money, turning Kaufman into a critical darling and the "it" man of the indie film world. His reputation took a hit with 2001's "Human Nature," which was pushed into production after "Being John Malkovich" proved to be profitable, finding producers eager to ride the Kaufman wave to another specialty cinema sensation, fueled by the writer's obsession with oddity and the peculiarities of human behavior. "Human Nature" isn't nearly as unusual as his previous work, and he finds a less disciplined collaborator in director Michel Gondry, who works ridiculously hard to transform his helming debut into a cinematic playground of tricks and fantasy, which doesn't always mesh with Kaufman's self-conscious probing of damaged people. Read the rest at


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