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For Your Consideration

By Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown.

Movie PG-13 2006 86 minutes
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Full of improvised laughs!

Improvisation terrifies me, I was never good at it when I took it as a freshmen in Drama I! That leads me to have a great deal of respect for Mr. Guest, who roughly outlines his actor's character's conversations then lets them have the reigns! It gives the movie an incredibly free spirit! The standouts here include Eugene Levy (as always) as Morley, a slick-talking agent and Catherine O'Hara's excellent turn as an Oscar hungry veteran actress who gets caught up in her movie's buzz. It could've been funnier given the premise, but taking into account it was all made up on the spot, "FYC" is a film you should consider!

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If you're a fan of Guest's earlier films, this is a must-see. Guest is famous for his largely improvised mockumentaries (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind). And although it's done in a more-traditional narrative style than Guest's previous films, For Your Consideration carries on that tradition in both tone and personnel.

The film is a brilliant send-up of the Hollywood community and its obsession with awards. No one is spared. Cosmetic surgery addicts, navel-gazing actors, and cold-hearted studios are all brought to task in this movie. It's an insiders' look at Tinseltown that's both pathetic and funny. It's rife with bizarre characters and hilarious throw-away lines, so much so that you might need to see it twice to catch everything.

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