New York Film Locations

 





Being John Malkovich (1999)

Craig (John Cusack), a puppeteer, takes a filing job in a low-ceilinged office in Manhattan. Although married to the slightly askew Lotte (Cameron Diaz), he hits on a colleague, the sexually frank Maxine (Catherine Keener). She's bored but snaps awake when he finds a portal leading inside John Malkovich: for 15 minutes you see, hear, and feel whatever JM is doing, then you fall out by the New Jersey Turnpike. Maxine makes it commercial, selling trips for $200; also, she's more interested in Lotte than in Craig, but only when Lotte is inside JM. JM finds out what's going on and tries to stop it, but Craig sees the portal as his road to Maxine and to success as a puppeteer. Meanwhile, Lotte discovers others interested in the portal.


Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.
   

John's Apartment, 620 Park Avenue and East 65th Street, Manhattan.
   





 


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