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With Friends Like These... (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  10 September 1998 (USA)
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Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.


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Four small-time two-bit character actors, all close friends, are competing for same important part in the next Martin Scorsese mob film.

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19 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Wonderfully done! I thought I knew each of the characters. One right after another they became more real. It amazes me why films like this don't get more play! It's realism into the world of auditioning breaks your heart! It shows what people with hearts for their work, these actors, have to go through to get a job! Holding on to HOPE which is all you have. Bill Murray's cameo was right on the money! Unlike in Baseball if you're a 300 hitter you're job on a team should be fairly secure. But with acting, as these characters experience, it's a whole different ball game!

This movie will definitely make the out of work actor want to throw a brick through the TV. However it also makes you see that family and friends is what life is all about!

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