Being John Malkovich Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Orson Bean

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Being John Malkovich

    Craig is a talented puppeteer who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's brain. He and a co-worker, Maxine, decide to let people in his brain for a limited amount of time (at a cost). Soon there are complications when both Craig and his wife fall in love with Maxine. In desperation, Craig locks Lotte (his wife) into a cage with a traumatized monkey so he can take control of John Malkovich's body while Maxine is meeting John. Eventually, Craig learns to manipulate John's body and stays in John's body. He becomes a famous puppeteer and stays with Maxine. At the end, Lotte gets free and meets a group of old people who need Malkovich's body to stay alive.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by Jenn

Script Analysis of Being John Malkovich

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   fantasy story on present day Earth Romance    -   Yes Romance Plotlets:    -   falling in love with the unattainable Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   given another personality/identity

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind control Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian