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For Your Consideration

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Suzanne Tenner

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+