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FULL FRONTAL

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Full Frontal

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/02/02
performer:
David Duchovny, Catherine Keener, Mary McCormack, David Hyde Pierce, Julia Roberts, Blair Underwood, Nicky Katt, Brad Pitt, Brad Rowe, Terence Stamp
director:
Steven Soderbergh
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Coleman Hough
genre:
Drama, Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B-

A tricky novelty item from Steven Soderbergh, in which Julia Roberts and Blair Underwood play actors playing actors in a movie-within-the-movie, while the director messes with a camera, toggling between handheld digital video and glossier film. If Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven was a high-priced banquet of popular guys toasting one another’s coolness, this is the low-budget after-party, a late-night game of strip poker and pointlessness with players including Catherine Keener, David Hyde Pierce, and David Duchovny.

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