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    16 Truly Wild Things That Happen In "Annette," One Of The Most Unique Films I've Seen In A While

    Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, and a marionette baby.

    In case you haven't heard of it yet, Annette is a TRULY WILD new movie from Amazon Studios. It stars Adam Driver as stand-up comic Henry and Marion Cotillard as Ann, Henry's opera singer wife. To say this movie is ~weird~ would be an understatement, and fair warning, it is 1,000% not going to be everyone's cup of tea.

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    The story and music are by Ron and Russell Mael — aka the very cool band known as Sparks — which, if you know them, should give you a sense of what you're in for. But the movie is wacky, melodramatic, and honestly very unique, and here are a bunch of things that actually happen...

    Fair warning, mild spoilers ahead!

    1. As mentioned, Adam Driver plays a stand-up comic named Henry. He has a schtick where he wears a green bathrobe while doing his routine.

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    Driver literally thanks Chris Rock and Bill Burr in the credits, so I'm assuming he consulted with them.

    2. And Marion Cotillard plays a world-famous opera singer named Ann, which is kind of ironic because the whole movie plays out like a tragic opera.

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    3. Adam Driver gets shirtless A LOT during the movie (which I'm sure many of you will appreciate)...

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    4. ...and you even get to see his naked butt.

    Adam standing clothed in a kitchen
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    5. Speaking of naked people, Henry and Ann have a semi-awkward sex scene where they're passionately singing to each other while doing it.

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    6. Henry and Ann eventually have a baby named Annette that's played by a marionette for like 99% of the movie.

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    7. A dreamy nursery lamp inspires baby Annette to start singing...

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    8. ...and her voice is so pretty (and eerily like her mother's) that it inspires Henry to take baby Annette on a world tour of her own.

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    9. At one point, Annette actually begins to fly/float during her performances, which is totally unexplained.

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    10. And baby Annette is literally flown out into a stadium of thousands of adoring fans by drones. YES, A "BABY" IS FLOWN AROUND BY DRONES.

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    11. There's a highly dramatic scene on a boat out in the middle of the ocean that looks like something straight out of The Perfect Storm.

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    12. Ann turns into a kind of sea ghost with pointy shoulders and long, witch-like hair.

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    13. Simon Helberg — aka Howard from The Big Bang Theory — plays a piano accompanist turned conductor...

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    14. ...and he actually has a scene-stealing number where he sings and continually interrupts himself while conducting an orchestra.

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    15. The marionette Annette kinda, sorta, IDK, I guess?! turns into a human child near the end of the movie.

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    16. And finally, the opening and closing of the movie have full-on musical numbers involving the entire cast and crew, and it's all very meta.

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    Intrigued? Annette is in select theaters now and available on Amazon Prime Video starting Aug. 20. Watch the trailer here:

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