A puppeteer filled with existential despair, a chimpanzee with anxiety issues, a rapacious beauty, a mysterious filing firm on floor 7 1/2 of a downtown office building, a meek wife caught in a whirlpool of gender confusion and, of course, John
Malkovich. Swirl them together and you get this bizarre, utterly original and truly indescribable comedy. Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is the puppet master, passionately devoted to his art and dead broke because of it. His wife Lotte (a frighteningly drabbed-down Cameron Diaz), keeper of a
neurotic menagerie, starts hinting that maybe Craig should get some kind of job, so he signs on at the Lester Corporation. Mr. Lester (Or...