Suzanne Tenner
Tanner Stransky
February 16, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

For Your Consideration

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
86 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/17/06
performer
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Ricky Gervais, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chris Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard
director
Christopher Guest
distributor
Warner Independent Pictures
author
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B+

A pre-Oscars must-watch: Misplaced buzz soars when a gossip site mentions a dreadful movie’s actors as statuette-worthy. (Catherine O’Hara’s washed-up lead gets a lip-and-boob job to prep.) On-set satire cuts deep, but a recurring Access Hollywood spoof kills. Nutty? For sure. Unreal? Not exactly. EXTRAS ”Dumber is actually better,” says director-star-scribe Christopher Guest of his characters in a commentary with co-writer Eugene Levy. ”It’s a competition to be more stupid.” Nearly 40 minutes of cut scenes amplify the movie’s charm. B+

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