Albert Markovski (Schwartzman) is a frazzled and depressed environmentalist in Southern California who heads the Open Space Coalition and hopes to preserve a marsh, but so far has only succeeded in saving a boulder in the middle of it. Albert also likes to read his bad poems at the media events to which no press shows up. He links up with Brad Stand (Law), the slick and ambitious young executive of the Huckabees clothing retail chain, in order to get some leverage for the project.
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Huckabees doesn't care at all about the environment, but wants to shore up its lousy image by seeming to care. Puzzled by some coincidences in his life, Albert consults the "existential detectives," an older married couple named Vivian (Tomlin) and Bernard (Hoffman) who spy on their clients everywhere and espouse a theory of the connectedness of everything. They pair up Albert with Tommy Corn (Wahlberg), a firefighter who is so obsessed with American petroleum consumption that his wife has left him and taken the kids.
Eventually, Albert and Tommy become suspicious of Vivian and Bernard's methods, and drift toward one of their former disciples, the cool and svelte French theorist Caterine Vauban (Huppert), who focuses on the nothingness and meaninglessness of everything. Meanwhile, Brad's live-in girlfriend, the perky model Dawn Campbell (Watts), becomes disenchanted with her role as the voice and body of Huckabees, while Brad is obsessed with his job, stealing the Open Space Coalition from Albert, and arranging a media blowout with Shania Twain. This 2004 comedy is witty and quirky, and the actors work hard, but it may leave many viewers puzzled and cold.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus