For Your Consideration

May 11, 2011 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  For Your Consideration

NUTSHELL:  An unworthy, low budget film inexplicably gets Oscar buzz which wreaks havoc on all involved.

GOOD THINGS:  Paper Badge scene with John Krasinki and Paul Dooley, John Michael Higgins as a publicist, Parker Posey, Rachael Harris, Christopher Moynihan, a Pilgrim epic, hilarious depiction of abused writers

BAD THINGS:  Another one of those movies like The Terminal and Closer which are really too similar to real life to enjoy.

FEATURES:  Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard in a fauxhawk AND a deerstalker hat, Jane Lynch, hula balls, character named Mary Pat Hooligan, Purim Purim Purim and a spot-on Ed Begley Jr. as makeup artist Sandy Lane

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Christopher Guest’s weird portrayal of a director and Eugene Levy phoned-in agent role made me cringe.

NOTABLE:  I guess since it’s a more familiar subject to the creators than dog shows, folksingers or small town musicals, everything’s a little more bitter and pensive in this one. Definitely not a fun romp but still laugh out loud funny in parts.

BEST PART:  Ricky Gervais. Always Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais uber alles.

BEST LINE:  In every actor there lives a tiger, a pig, an ass, and a nightengale. You never know which one is going to show up.

CROWNS:  3 out of 5

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