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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  18 February 2005 (USA)
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no ... See full summary »

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Peter Rooker / Cyrano
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Michael Degan / Christian
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Grace Hargrove / Roxanne
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Ken Zorbell
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Edwina Walters
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Mrs. Keene / Earlene
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Kippy Newberg
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Kirk
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Steve
Brian Urspringer ...
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Susan
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Julie
Ernie Garrett ...
Paul Fisher
Matt Salinger ...
Mal Gunn
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life. Written by Anonymous

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Life has a role for everyone.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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18 February 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,697 (USA) (18 February 2005)

Gross:

$20,149 (USA) (25 February 2005)
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Kippy Newberg: You're on the stage, and there we're all Cyrano, all loving with no hope of true love in return; all Roxanne, loving an illusion of love; all Christian, loving with words that are not our own; all imperfect. Parading or imperfections, in spite of our fears, with one thought in mind: to play true to the end. To risk all, and to be left with only that which is most dear.
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It's all about the panache on the surface but Cyrano through out!
5 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Okay, I was surprised, and surprised. This movie was a bargain basement DVD for me purchased together with a number of formerly unknown titles by moi.

I had zero expectations having only purchased the title based on curiosity of John Corbett's career having seen Joel Zwick's 'Big, Fat' and 'Elvis Has' movies - both of which had an Indies feel, and John Corbett was pretty much John Corbett. He seems to be good at anything and brings confidence to his role and a certain charm that his audience enjoys. The first surprise for me was that the actors and the characters fit the story seamlessly, the plot actually worked, the editing must have worked because I felt a constant flow to the plot from beginning to end. That was nice.

The second surprise was the storyline itself. I don't think this is a spoiler, I'm not going to reveal the plot here but rather the idea, which I liked very much: This story is driven by the word panache (you can look it up) and panache is symbolized and referred to at various points in the storyline - but the story is Cyrano. The cut-and-dried casual first-timer (Marcus) is actually Cyrano metaphorically. The characters played by John and Amy actually are Christian and Roxanne. But, we don't know this as we are introduced to seasoned actors in community theater. We see instead the acting process in brief play-by-plays from introduction to opening night. We are given a hint by the 'director' of this 'stage production' that the nose itself is only a metaphor for the social limits of the man, and finally, we see the courage of the man himself as he leaves his misunderstood cocoon to be a Peter Rucker that he really was inside, just as we are treated to Cyrano's death scene and implied metamorphosis. And, I think that was brilliant.

Full points for the cast, full points for the director, and full points for who ever developed that story!


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