After a sneak preview screening of the acclaimed new stop-motion animated film, actor Tom Noonan discussed his unique role in the film.
In Academy Award winner Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and stop-motion wonder Duke Johnson’s uniquely animated film, Michael Stone (David Thewlis)—husband, father, and respected author of How May I Help You Help Them?—is a man crippled by his mundane life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he is scheduled to speak at a convention for customer-service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he discovers a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron-based baked-goods sales rep, Lisa (Jennifer Jason Leigh), who may or may not be the love of his life. A tender and darkly humorous dreamscape (also featuring a nearly ubiquitous Tom Noonan), Anomalisa confirms Kaufman’s place among the most important of American filmmakers, and announces Johnson as a major creative force. A Paramount Pictures release.
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