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Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 August 2001 (USA)
A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »

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Tate Kelly
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Andrew
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Buck Henry
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Penelope Ann Miller
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Fisher Stevens
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Female TV Reporter
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A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an actress, as well as the conflict that arises when Lisa's best friend Tate hits it big with an off-Broadway one-man show. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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$8,517 (USA) (24 August 2001)

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$112,521 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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Trivia

Lisa Picard's name is a 'Star Trek' in-joke based on the actress playing her, Laura Kirk. Captains Picard and Kirk are the most well recognized commanders of the Starship Enterprise. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Home-Cooked Lovin
Written by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Produced by Coati Mundi (as Coati Mundi Hernandez)
Performed by The ManicPhonic Mob
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Hardly Waiting for Guffman
7 June 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I wasn't looking forward to seeing Griffin Dunne's film from the start, especially knowing that it was a "mockumentary" about fame. As well, I was quite skeptical about the use of the DV format to give the film a realistic look. However, I was pleasantly surprised...at least for the first half of the film. Famous is one of those movies that doesn't know how to end. It's very funny - the "Wheat Chex" gag is hilarious! And I have to give credit to anyone who humorously uses a Charlie Sheen cameo (Spike Jonze included). Unfortunately, the film runs out of steam and the comedic possibilities are wasted. The cast is solid, and the film's subversive feel must be praised. For Dunne, this could be the direction he could be looking for in terms of further projects. Alas, with this project, he is treading the familiar ground of "Spinal Tap" and "Waiting for Guffman," two highly superior projects that set the standard for all mockumentaries on the same subject.


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