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For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 22 November 2006 (USA)
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Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.


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Hollywood send-up. No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives. Agents, publicists, make-up artists, local celebrity reporters, and other bit players round out the backstage ensemble. Hooray for Hollywood! Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Es lebe Hollywood  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$372,012 (USA) (17 November 2006)


$5,542,025 (USA) (19 January 2007)

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Did You Know?


The movie within the movie "Home For Purim" - which ultimately is re-titled "Home For Thanksgiving" - may be a reference to a real TV movie, NBC 1966 30 minute "Eternal Light" production of "Home For Passover." It starred the late Gene Wilder. See more »


Though most likely a part of the absurdity of the film, Oscar nominations are neither announced, nor chosen, prior to a film's release, much less its completion. See more »


Marilyn Hack: Is that my sweet Rachel's voice I heard? Or am I just goin' meshuga?
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Featured in Tales from the Script (2009) See more »


The Purim Song
Written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Performed by Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey and Harry Shearer
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Guest's Best
26 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I truly enjoyed this film, as did most everyone else at the World Premier in Toronto. Firstly, I haven't seen Spinal Tap, but of all the rest of his films, this is my favorite. His decision to depart the mockumentary format worked wonders in his favor. He didn't change his format so dramatically that you're unaware you're watching a Guest movie, it still carries his stamp. What he's done with this format is find a way to shave off all the somewhat boring bits that his other movies had durring the middle. Every second of this film was completely entertaining and will have you on the floor with laughter. The way he pokes fun of the silliness surrounding the Academy Awards is hilarious.

Guest himself probably gave my favorite performance as the director of "Home for Purim", with Jennifer Collidge coming in second as the producer. I truly can't wait to see this movie again when it goes wide release.

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