Charlie Kaufman’s romantic
drama about a depressed motivational speaker ( David Thewlis) who falls for a vibrant woman ( Jennifer Jason Leigh) is his irst directorial e fort since the brilliant Synecdoche, New York, and that was enough to put it on my mustsee list. But then I discovered it’s told in stop-motion, and that co-director Duke John
son’s credits include that animated Christmas episode of Community. It’s like it was
made just for me.