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For Your Consideration (0 stars)

For Your Consideration image“A director (Christopher Guest) who’s never had a hit pins his hopes on the independent drama Home for Purim, a film set in the 1940s South that’s swiftly earning buzz for its performances. Guest’s reliable troupe of improv actors — a cast that includes Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy — grows even funnier with the addition of Ricky Gervais, who plays a Hollywood studio “suit.””

Geoff’s Comments: I think “Dog Show” was brilliant, and “A Mighty Wind” was entertaining as well. These are all done as ‘improv’ pieces, where the basic plot is defined by the dialog and interactions are made up by a very talented ensemble. But this one stunk so bad I had to open a window. This was awful. I actually turned it off 1/3 of the way in, because it was too painful to endure. A big disappointment from a film maker who’s repeatedly delivered in the past. I’m hoping this is just a fluke.

[ rent For Your Consideration via netflix.com]

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Written by gsm

02/27/2007 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

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  1. I stayed for the entire movie, hoping it would pull itself out of the nosedive it quickly got in to. It didn’t.

    I have to add Waiting for Guffman is also very good. So maybe it’s a case of brilliance running in threes. And “Consideration” was the fourth.

    MC

    02/27/2007 at 8:54 pm


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