– Directors: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
– Metascore: 88
– Runtime: 90 minutes
Charlie Kaufman used puppets and stop-motion animation to portray an aging motivational speaker as he tries to connect with others. He finally makes a friend when he meets Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The film taps into “an existential loneliness most films can only hint at,” according to NPR’s Bob Mondello.