October 22, 2004
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy
While embroiled in a tug-of-war between his environmentalist group and a mega-retailer trying to open a store in his neighborhood, Albert gets distracted with strange coincidences that keep popping up in his life. After hiring a team of "existential detectives" to help him sort out the meaning of his life, Albert ends up tangled in philosophical and emotional issues—as well as hilarious shenanigans. He befriends an anti-oil fanatic whom the detectives also help, but the two end up in a love triangle with a nihilist who wants them to stop working with the detectives. In time, they all need to make major realizations while the retail CEO's marriage struggles through existential epiphanies as well.