11 Facts About Anomalisa


Anomalisa is a 2015 American adult stop motion animated psychological comedy-drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, who co-directed with Duke Johnson.

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Anomalisa follows British middle-aged customer service expert Michael Stone, who perceives everyone (Tom Noonan) as identical but Lisa Hesselman (Jennifer Jason Leigh), whom he meets in a Cincinnati hotel.

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Anomalisa opposed adapting the play into a film, fearing loss of artistic merit, but began exploring the idea in 2012 after incorporating edits to the script.

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Anomalisa premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015, and was theatrically released in the U S on December 30 by Paramount Pictures.

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Anomalisa feels distant from everyone around him, whom he perceives as having an identical face and voice, including his wife and son.

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Anomalisa arranges to meet her in the hotel bar; still upset, she is outraged by his invitation to his room and storms out.

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Anomalisa's agrees, but her eating habits during breakfast annoy him, and her voice and face begin to transform into those of everyone else.

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Anomalisa gives the Japanese animatronic woman to his son, who is nonplussed.

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Kaufman said the medium of stop-motion underpins the narrative of Anomalisa by drawing attention to small details viewers would not notice in a live-action film.

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Anomalisa had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on September 4, 2015.

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Anomalisa was listed on numerous critics' top ten lists for 2015.

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