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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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Cast

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Lisa Picard
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Tate Kelly
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Andrew
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Boyfriend
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Buck Henry
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Penelope Ann Miller
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Fisher Stevens
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Mira Sorvino
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Commercial Stud
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Female TV Reporter
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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22 August 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,517 (USA) (26 August 2001)

Gross:

$112,521 (USA) (21 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

References Good Morning America (1975) 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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Lame & Doesn't Work
26 April 2002 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this film especially after I had read such strong reviews, but Griffin Dunne just doesnt seem to do that much with what is a strong idea for a "mockumentary" - following around a struggling actress who hopes to make it. But all the scenes never really go anywhere - in fact - some of them are down right torturous in how not funny they are. Uh - the scene where Lisa and her friend are trying to act out a scene in an agent's office - nothing happens with it except Lisa rags on Nate for not listening to her. The film has bursts where you think something might happen, but it never takes off. A waste.


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