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Title For your consideration [(DVD) videorecording] / Shangri-La Entertainment ; Castle Rock Entertainment ; produced by Karen Murphy ; written by Christopher Guest & Eugene Levy ; directed by Christopher Guest.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, 2007.
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F FOR    ON HOLDSHELF
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Description 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation.
Language Closed-captioned; dialogue in English (Dolby Surround 5.1) with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Cast Catherine O'Hara, Ed Begley, Jr., Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Christopher Moynihan, Christopher Guest, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey, Michael McKean, Bob Balaban, John Michael Higgins, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch.
Credits Director of photography, Roberto Schaefer ; editor, Robert Leighton ; music, Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy ; costume designer, Durinda Wood ; production designer, Joseph T. Garrity.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: 18 bonus scenes; theatrical trailer.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual references and brief language.
Summary It's about an indie movie called "Home for Purim," a somewhat inane drama about a dysfunctional Jewish family living in the South during World War II. But while the film is still in production, a reporter for an online entertainment site drops the word -- based on a brief visit to the set -- that one of the ensemble cast performers may be an Oscar contender. It goes on to chronicle how the Oscar buzz affects the director, additional cast members, writers, an agent, a publicist, and the hosts from an Hollywood entertainment-type television program.
Access For private home use only.
Subject Independent films -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Actors -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Actresses -- California -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Internet entertainment -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Academy Awards (Motion pictures) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Mass media and publicity -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Reporters and reporting -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Comedy films.
Added Author Balaban, Bob.
Murphy, Karen.
Guest, Christopher.
Levy, Eugene, 1946-
O'Hara, Catherine.
Begley, Ed, Jr.
Shearer, Harry, 1943-
Moynihan, Christopher.
Coolidge, Jennifer.
Posey, Parker, 1968-
McKean, Michael.
Higgins, John Michael.
Willard, Fred, 1939-
Lynch, Jane.
Shangri-La Entertainment (Firm)
Castle Rock Entertainment (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419828959
Standard No. 012569403024
Music No. 4030 Warner Home Video
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Unfunny, Frightening, bland, and humorless. X
June 02 2011
Alright, we get the punch line first...A veteran actress in an independent filmhears a rumor that someone on a bulletin boardon one of the countless movie/Hollywood websitesmentioned the word "oscar"in association with her role in the film within this film.That's the punch line of the film. The workaround (i.e. THE PLOT) they present us with to get to the actual joke is so tedious and disturbing it's insane.And in NO WAY is it funny.Sure, they are poking fun at the event horizon of an online discussion by unknown people having any influence on the movie industry or the Academy... Sure, the film was pretty much a total impromptu session, but it's just plain boring and weird.Sure, weird is good. I like weird. But this is just not my kind of weird.When the BOTOX element comes into play, everything falls apart as Catherine O'Hara tries to work around a pair of inflated cheeks that make her look like a Marionette that even H.R. Geiger would have a hard time looking at. Truly disturbing.Performances are staggering and lack depth or confidence. Casting in some cases is just off the wall. And the ending? Just a couple of quick lines and hard cut to black with the credits. No conclusion, no resolution, no real motivation and just plain sad.Some people will like this film. I did not.I do NOT recommend this on anyone, but you can view at your own risk.p.s. Think American Pie, minus the teenagers... Not Good.
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