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For Your Consideration -- 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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For Your Consideration -- 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.
For Your Consideration -- 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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Catherine O'Hara ... Marilyn Hack

Stephen Rannazzisi ... Studio Gate Guard

Ed Begley Jr. ... Sandy Lane

Eugene Levy ... Morley Orfkin

Harry Shearer ... Victor Allan Miller

Christopher Moynihan ... Brian Chubb

Christopher Guest ... Jay Berman

John Michael Higgins ... Corey Taft

Carrie Aizley ... Pam Campanella

Stephanie Courtney ... Boom Operator

Suzy Nakamura ... First AC

Jim Piddock ... Simon Whitset

Jane Morris ... Script Supervisor

Jennifer Coolidge ... Whitney Taylor Brown

Jordan Black ... Whitney's Assistant

Parker Posey ... Callie Webb

Paul Dooley ... Paper Badge Sergeant

John Krasinski ... Paper Badge Officer

Don Lake ... Love It Film Critic

Michael Hitchcock ... Hate It Film Critic

Lauri Johnson ... Morley's Secretary

Simon Helberg ... Junior Agent

Rachael Harris ... Mary Pat Hooligan
David Blasucci ... Second AD

Sandra Oh ... Marketing Person

Richard Kind ... Marketing Person

Bob Balaban ... Philip Koontz

Michael McKean ... Lane Iverson

Ari Graynor ... Young PA

Scott Adsit ... First AD

Fred Willard ... Chuck

Jane Lynch ... Cindy

Mary McCormack ... Pilgrim Woman

Shawn Christian ... Pilgrim Man

Deborah Theaker ... Liz Fenneman

Nina Conti ... Weather Woman
Scott Williamson ... Skip

Sarah Shahi ... Sanchez

Steven M. Porter ... Floor Manager (as Steven Porter)

Ricky Gervais ... Martin Gibb

Larry Miller ... Syd Finkleman

Craig Bierko ... Talk Show Host

C.J. Vanston ... Talk Show Band Leader (as CJ Vanston)

Joe Satriani ... Talk Show Guitarist
Oneida James ... Talk Show Bassist
Curt Bisquera ... Talk Show Drums
Anne King ... Talk Show Trumpet
Sheila Gonzalez ... Talk Show Saxophone

Lance Barber ... Dinkie

Skyler Stone ... Don

Mark Harelik ... Round Table Host

Rick Gonzalez ... Chillaxin' Host (as Rick Gonzales)

Loudon Wainwright III ... Nominee Ben Connelly (as Loudon Wainwright)

Claire Forlani ... Herself

Hart Bochner ... Himself

Kevin Sussman ... Commercial Director

Jessica St. Clair ... Hula Balls Spokeswoman

Casey Wilson ... Young Actress

Kevin Christy ... Young Actor

Derek Waters ... Even Younger Actor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yoshi Ando ... Ad Agent (uncredited)

Pamela Clay ... Oscar Nominee (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Steven Dell ... Young PA (uncredited)

Christian Ojore Mayfield ... Studio Delivery Man (uncredited)

Carmen Scott ... Crew Member (uncredited)

Erin Spencer ... Monique LeBlanc - Oscar Nominee (uncredited)

Directed by
Christopher Guest 
Writing credits
Christopher Guest (written by) and
Eugene Levy (written by)

Produced by
Karen Murphy .... producer
Original Music by
C.J. Vanston  (as CJ Vanston)
Cinematography by
Roberto Schaefer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert Leighton 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
Set Decoration by
Dena Roth 
Costume Design by
Durinda Wood 
Makeup Department
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... hair designer
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... wig designer
Carol F. Doran .... additional wigmaker (as Carol Doran)
Amy Hinkley .... hair staff assistant
Felicia Linsky .... key makeup artist
Vicky Phillips .... key hair stylist
Theraesa Rivers .... assistant hair stylist
Arturo Rojas .... assistant hair stylist
Kate Shorter .... makeup designer
Toni-Ann Walker .... key hair stylist: additional photography (as Toni Walker)
Jennifer Zide .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Dhana Gilbert .... production supervisor (as Dhana Rivera Gilbert)
Pamela Louise Griner .... post-production supervisor (as Pamela Griner)
Chrisann Verges .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cas Donovan .... first assistant director
Ivan Kraljevic .... second assistant director: additional photography
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director: additional photography
Kristen Ploucha .... second assistant director
Jennifer Reiss .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Bart Barbuscia .... swing gang
Jonathan Bobbitt .... leadman
Jose Bonilla .... gang boss
David Chow .... set designer
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Nella Davies .... art department staff assistant
Francis Davis .... laborer
Ken Deubel III .... head paint foreman (as Ken Deubel)
Terry Deubel .... paint foreman
Aaron Dornhoefer .... set painter
Gregory M. Elley .... construction assistant
Randy Eriksen .... property master: additional photography
Bryan Garcia .... labor foreman (as Brian Garcia)
Ron Gielow .... foreman
Humberto Jimenez .... general foreman (as Humberto T. Jimenez)
Humberto Jimenez .... propmaker (as Humberto T. Jimenez)
Rutilo Jimenez .... propmaker (as Rutilo L. Jimenez)
Mervyn Johnson .... construction coordinator
Peggy Johnson .... set painter
Thomas V. Johnson .... set painter (as Thomas Johnson)
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master (as J.P. Jones)
Jennifer Lagura .... swing gang (as Jennifer La Gura)
Esteban J. Lascarez .... propmaker (as Esteban Jimenez Lascarez)
Julia K. Levine .... set designer (as Julia Levine)
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer .... set decorator: additional photography (as Leslie Frankenheimer)
Jon Nicholson .... on-set dresser
Kathy Orlando .... set decorating buyer
Edmund C. Quintero .... propmaker (as Edmundo C. Quintero)
Ron Rhodes .... general foreman
Kim Richey .... assistant property master
Raquel Ruiz .... laborer
Stephen Runningen .... graphic designer
Debi Shirk Tagliaferro .... art department coordinator (as Debi Shirk-Tagliaferro)
Louis Terry .... swing gang
Mark Vena .... storyboard artist (as Marc Vena)
Penny Wesney .... set painter
Cate Whittemore .... portrait: young Rachel Pischer
David Corral .... set dresser (uncredited)
Chad B. Daring .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric Knight .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Robert E. Knight .... head paint foreman (uncredited)
Al Lewis .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Jana Treadwell .... tool keeper (uncredited)
Sound Department
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator (as Larry Commans)
Mark Fay .... utility sound
Alison Fisher .... adr supervisor
Alison Fisher .... dialogue editor
David Giammarco .... re-recording mixer
Tim Gomillion .... sound recordist
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Tom Krajecki .... audio consultant
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist (as Travis Mackay)
Paul Massey .... re-recording mixer
Oscar Mitt .... assistant sound editor
Sarah Monat .... foley artist (as Sara Monat)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
William Stein .... sound re-recording engineer (as Bill Stein)
Hamilton Sterling .... sound designer
Hamilton Sterling .... supervising sound editor
John Joseph Thomas .... foley supervisor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
Mark Fay .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robbie Knott .... special effects coordinator: The Effects Group
Visual Effects by
Saeed Faridzadeh .... digital artist: Handmade Digital
Lee Roderick .... lead compositor: Handmade Digital (as Lee Rod Roderick)
Corinne Villa .... visual effects editor
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... data manager: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
Cam Leeburg .... computer graphics playback (uncredited)
Matt Sell .... dustbuster (uncredited)
Mai Suzuki .... digital restoration artist (uncredited)
Diane Wright .... digital asset manager: Laser Pacific (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James W. Apted .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as James Apted)
David Barker .... video assist
David Bartholomew .... lighting technician
Paul Bode .... first assistant camera
Robin Bursey .... camera loader
Kristen Eccker .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerry Enright .... assistant chief lighting technician
Moose Enright .... lighting technician (as Thomas Enright)
Tracy Estes .... lighting technician
Tommy Garcia .... grip
Matthew Gaumer .... second assistant camera (as Matt Gaumer)
Sergio Gutierrez .... dolly grip (as Sergio 'Ponch' Gutierrez)
Jesse Homan .... grip
Anthony Huljev .... lighting technician (as Anthony 'Twan' Huljev)
Steve Irwin .... 24 frame playback: Playback Technologies
Simon Jayes .... camera operator: "b" camera
Paul Lambiase .... grip
Jennifer Lane .... camera operator: "b" camera
Harvey Letson .... best boy grip
Arlene Nelson .... director of photography: additional photography (as Arlene Donnelly Nelson)
George Palmer .... key grip
Joe Pugliese .... archival photographer
Lawrence Rake .... lighting technician
Dan Reilly .... key grip: additional photography
John Rodgers .... lighting technician (as John C. Rogers)
Marc David Schultz .... lighting technician (as Marc Schultz)
Tom Schurke .... 24 frame playback: Playback Technologies
Scott Spencer .... chief lighting technician
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
Eric Anderson .... camera operator: video camera (uncredited)
Kevin McMahon .... camera operator: video camera (uncredited)
Rod Robertson .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Roberto Schaefer .... camera operator: "a" camera (uncredited)
David C. Wright .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Leigh French .... voice casting
Tammy L. Smith .... extras casting: Smith & Webster-Davis Casting
Stephanie Stenta .... casting assistant
Dixie Webster .... extras casting: Smith & Webster-Davis Casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judith Bartnik .... cutter/fitter
Jamelle Flowers .... costumer
Marcy Grace Froehlich .... assistant costume designer (as Marcy Froehlich)
Jennifer Ireland .... costumer (as Jen Ireland)
Roselee Showe .... costumer
Jennifer Starzyk .... costumer
Mary Beth Sterling .... costume staff assistant
Emma Trenchard .... costume supervisor
Kanani Wolf .... costumer
Aaron Millsap .... costumer (uncredited)
Muto-Little .... costume maker (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brian Hall .... post-production coordinator
Danny Miller .... first assistant editor
Mike Sowa .... color timer
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital film recordist (uncredited)
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist (uncredited)
Heather Holty .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Jesse Kobayashi .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Gregg Lang .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Joel Steven .... telecine assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Jody Hummer .... location manager: additional photography
Murray Miller .... location manager
Robert Paulsen .... assistant location manager
Jack Tate .... location manager
Lea Ann Lynch .... key assistant location manager: reshoot (uncredited)
Music Department
Shelly Berg .... orchestrator
Greg Bissonette .... musician: drums (as Gregg Bissonette)
Fernand Bos .... music consultant
Ed Cherney .... music mixer
David Cole .... music recording engineer
Paul Dugre .... music recording engineer
Norbert Fimpel .... musician: saxophone
Jerry Goodman .... musician: solo violin
Christopher Guest .... musician: guitar
Tom Halm .... music copyist
Tom Halm .... music production coordinator
Andrew R. Lynch .... music recording engineer (as Andrew Lynch)
Dean Parks .... musician: guitar
Joe Satriani .... musician: guitar
Chris Tedesco .... musician: trumpet
Adrian Van Velsen .... music editor
C.J. Vanston .... music programmer (as CJ Vanston)
C.J. Vanston .... musician: keyboards (as CJ Vanston)
C.J. Vanston .... orchestrator (as CJ Vaston)
Nick Weston .... music recording engineer
David Williams .... musician: guitar
Anthony Wilson .... musician: guitar
Transportation Department
Rich Bennetti .... transportation captain
Mary Catando .... production driver (as Mary Catanado)
Keith D. Fisher .... transportation coordinator (as Keith Fisher)
Brick Graham .... production driver
William Jakubecy .... production driver
Gerry Knight .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Andee McGuffee .... production driver
Thomas McNeal .... production driver
Charles Montgomery .... driver: Mr. Guest (as Chuck Montgomery)
Shaun Ryan .... production driver
Steve Shoemaker .... transportation captain: additional photography (as Steve 'Shoe' Shoemaker)
Frederick Trogdon .... production driver (as Fredrick Trogdon)
Don Varela .... production driver (as Don Verela)
William Wardlow .... production driver
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car (uncredited)
Scott Howard .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Howard Baral .... post-production accountant: RC Baral & Co
David Blasucci .... unit publicist
Jenifer Bonisteel .... assistant production coordinator
Justin J. Carter .... office staff assistant (as Justin Carter)
Louise DeCordoba .... production accountant (as Louise De Cordoba)
Michael Dennehy .... accounting clerk
Peggy Etra .... stand-in
Katy S. Fox .... assistant: Karen Murphy
Seamus Gibson .... assistant chef
Vanessa Goldberg .... stand-in
Juan Gonzalez .... assistant chef
Lori Grabowski .... script supervisor
Annie Guest .... set staff assistant
Chris Hamblin .... set staff assistant
Jessica Helmer .... stand-in
Alison Hoberman .... craft service
Stephanie Klube .... stand-in
Jon Ko .... set medic (as Pom 'Jon' Ko)
David Krudis .... payroll accountant
Courtney LaBree .... office staff assistant
Craig Marks .... stand-in
Donavan McDougle .... title designer
Helen McGinn .... script supervisor
Tony Mendez .... assistant chef
Lex Passaris .... consultant: TV show
Julie M. Philips .... production attorney
William Ramirez Jr. .... craft service (as Billy Ramirez)
Paul Rathburn .... chef
Joe Roddey .... set staff assistant
Will Sandoval .... set staff assistant
David Sanfield .... caterer: Deluxe Catering
Jackie Saygan .... first assistant accountant
Cecily Schaefer .... office staff assistant
Jaron Shain .... stand-in
Ken Shapiro .... consultant: TV show
Robert Stahoviak .... stand-in (as Robert Stachowiak)
Katie Taylor .... production secretary (as Katherine Taylor)
Lisa Vijitchanton .... production coordinator
Justin Giugno .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Hariton .... studio stage manager (uncredited)
Kimberly A. Harrison .... assistant: Jennifer Coolidge (uncredited)
Jason Neudecker .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jill Sayre .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Zane Weiner .... production executive (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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32 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Skewering Oscar Buzz with Laughs and Surprising Vitriol on Guest's Non-Mockumentary Satire, 2 December 2006
Author: Ed Uyeshima from San Francisco, CA, USA

I look forward to Christopher Guest movies in the same way Ralphie did for his much beloved Red Ryder BB Gun in "A Christmas Story". Drenched with his deadpan wit, Guest's mockumentaries have been such well-targeted show business satires that it's hard to know when the script stops and the improvised reality begins. But that's a lot of the fun with his films, even though his newest is easily the most structured of the bunch. Along with constant co-writer and co-star Eugene Levy, Guest picks a target ripe with possibilities in this 2006 comedy, the Oscar-baiting season prior to the nominations, and surprisingly foregoes the direct interview format in favor of a more traditional narrative. I have to admit I miss some of this dynamic because the on-camera realism resulted in some of the funniest moments in the previous films.

Gratefully, what has been kept from his other films is Guest's stellar ensemble company of comic actors, and this time an even larger cast has been gathered, none of whom disappoint in this outing. The plot focuses on the production of a low-budget studio-bound film, "Home for Purim", a WWII-era family melodrama about a Jewish family in Georgia coping with the mother's terminal illness and the daughter's emergence as a lesbian. Directed by an authoritarian nebbish with an Art Garfunkel hairdo named Jay Berman, the film looks to be an overly sincere piece of tripe, but a blogger on one of the movie sites has predicted leading lady Marilyn Hack, a resigned, over-the-hill B-actress, will be nominated for an Oscar. This starts an Oscar buzz that engulfs the two other nominal principals of the movie, hot-dog pitchman Victor Allen Miller and "serious" actress Callie Webb, and the tidal wave of publicity drastically changes the direction and marketing campaign of the movie even before it's completed.

Guest and Levy fully capture the superficial pandering that occurs when the buzz is in full swing, and they particularly ridicule the ignorance and outdated thinking of those who find themselves in this lightning-in-a-bottle situation. There are acidic jabs at all the infotainment programs - "Entertainment Tonight", "MTV TRL", "The Charlie Rose Show" and "Ebert & Roeper" – but this is character-driven farce, and several stand out. In a brave turn as Marilyn, the wonderful and ever-dependable Catherine O'Hara superbly captures the almost overnight evolution from forgotten, timeworn actress into botox-infused, cleavage-squeezing A-lister wannabe. Harry Shearer gets his best showcase yet as the put-upon Victor whose mouthy agent Morley Orfkin refuses to take his calls until the buzz hits them. As Callie, Parker Posey is more in reactive mode here, though she has a funny Sandra Bernhard-like bit with her character's one-woman show, "No Penis Intended".

Everyone else gets less screen time, but they all provide memorably riotous contributions – Guest as Berman, Levy as Morley, Jennifer Coolidge as clueless producer Whitney Taylor Brown, John Michael Higgins as bromide-spouting publicist Corey Taft, Don Lake and Michael Hitchcock as the Love It/Hate It movie critics, Michael McKean and Bob Balaban as the academic screenwriters, Ed Begley Jr. as Marilyn's fey hairdresser (and biggest fan), Ricky Gervais as the oily studio honcho, and best of all, as the entertainment TV co-hosts, Fred Willard as mohawk-moussed Chuck Porter and Jane Lynch as gam-showcasing Mary Hart-knockoff Cindy Martin. I imagine Guest's reputation is the reason you see such high-profile actors like Sandra Oh and Craig Bierko in nothing more than bit parts here. The film takes a sharp turn toward the end that adds surprising vitriol to the laughs, and the vituperative tone makes the proceedings all the more devastating and resonant. More like "A Mighty Wind" with its dramatic undercurrents, this one is not as laugh-out-loud as "Waiting for Guffman" and "Best in Show", but it shows a continuing maturation in Guest's film-making technique that is most welcome.

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