#87. Anomalisa (2015)

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Paramount Animation

– Directors: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson

– Metascore: 88

– Runtime: 90 minutes

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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.