MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 26,808 this week

Stanley Cuba (2007)

3.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.5/10 from 111 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Photography student Stanley Cuba's (Mike Birbiglia) life has striking parallels to that of iconic director Stanley Kubrick -- except that our Stanley is neither famous nor exceptionally ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 421 titles
created 08 Sep 2011
 
a list of 483 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 459 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stanley Cuba" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stanley Cuba (2007)

Stanley Cuba (2007) on IMDb 3.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stanley Cuba.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Directors: Mike Birbiglia, Seth Barrish
Stars: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Sam Handel
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Lauren Ambrose, Mike Birbiglia
Awful Nice (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When Jim - a disenchanted yet highly popular college professor - learns of his father's death, he must track down his deadbeat brother Dave and deliver him to the funeral. Upon arrival, ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Sklar
Stars: Christopher Meloni, Laura Ramsey, Keeley Hazell
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Based on the life of Ned Hanlan, the late-19th century Canadian sculler and world champion. Hanlan was one of the first scullers to successfully utilize the "sliding seat."

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Cynthia Dale, Christopher Plummer
Quick Change (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray
Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid
Nikki & Sara Live! (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Stars: Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, Griffin Newman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

This puber-comedy is a kind of mixture between 'Animal House' and 'Police Academy'. Four boys are sent, for different reasons, to a the Sheldon R. Wienberg military academy. The life of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Ron Leibman, Wendell Brown, Ralph Macchio
Viva Cuba (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In a tale akin to Romeo and Juliet, the friendship between two children is threatened by their parents' differences. Malu is from an upper-class family and her single mother does not want ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, Iraida Malberti Cabrera
Stars: Malú Tarrau Broche, Jorge Milo, Luisa María Jiménez Rodríquez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A mother drops her son and husband off at a tropical vacation spot for a little rest and relaxation. The only problem is that the husband has been dead for quite some time, and his wife had... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Quine, Alexander Mackendrick
Stars: Rosalind Russell, Robert Morse, Barbara Harris
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.

Director: Lynn Shelton
Stars: Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt
Maybe It's Me (2001–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A teenaged girl tries to deal with her idiosyncratic, Luis Buñel-esque family while putting up with the pressures of everyday life, which turns out to be more difficult than it seems.

Stars: Julia Sweeney, Reagan Dale Neis, Patrick Levis
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Famously awkward comedian Mike Birbiglia has a hard time letting go when storied WHYY interviewer Terry Gross delivers her signature sign-off exchange: "Mike Birbiglia... See full synopsis »

Director: Mike Birbiglia
Stars: Seth Barrish, Mike Birbiglia, Terry Gross
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Stanley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Pancrazio
Bill Barnett ...
Prescot
...
Model (as Jessica Stasulis)
...
Tiffany
Al Burgo ...
Convict
...
Newspaper Vendor
Kylie Delre ...
Businesswoman
David Ellner ...
Walter
...
Tumor / Paparazzi / Game Show Host
Will Franken ...
Will Franken
Patrick A. Graham ...
Animal Control Officer #2
...
Dr. Copy
Yvette Greer ...
Animal Control Secretary
...
Animal Control Officer
Edit

Storyline

Photography student Stanley Cuba's (Mike Birbiglia) life has striking parallels to that of iconic director Stanley Kubrick -- except that our Stanley is neither famous nor exceptionally talented... See full synopsis »

Add Full Plot | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 January 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Party Hat
Written by Matt Rocker
Performed by 'Two Dead Fish & a guy named Sid'
Courtesy of Love Rock Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a hodge podge of obscure and obvious references
26 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stanley Cuba has potential, or rather had. The writer/director Per Anderson has a great affection and admiration for Kubrick's films, but also his legacy in other things like photography and knows a good bit about his alleged personal habits. We see the references to the movies, of course, like a Dr. Strangelove caricature, lawyers/Papparazzi who come in Clockwork Orange garb, a red-eye ala HAL at an apartment door, masks ala Eyes Wide Shut, a few Sgt references from Full Metal Jacket, and a dog named Spartacus. But there's some obscurer touches, like Cuba in this film taking the picture of the man at the newsstand over the picture of Joey Ramone's death, as Kubrick in 1945 took his first picture that he sold of a man at a newsstand grieving over FDR's death. Or just the old, now well-crushed rumor about Kubrick's dislike of being driven anywhere over 30 MPH and with a helmet on.

He's a fan. But being a fan isn't quite enough. Making something with a good story, a point of view, is what counts. It's got a script that needed a whole lot of work, and it wasn't done before filming began. Too many times a joke won't just really work, or a reference will be there just for the sake of it. On occasion a joke does work well and can be very funny (i.e. the monolith, "This End Up"), or a random thing like the 'field' gag. But Mike Birbiglia also seems out of place here, not really sure in scenes of what to do or what the purpose is of things. Other actors look like the sort of New York non-union people that still need to hone their craft a little. Or, again, are mis-directed. Lines are funny, and you'll giggle here and there. Yet there's a reason you won't find it in most stores, or advertised, or, naturally, endorsed by the Kubrick estate. It's harmless, but stupid, and at best shot with competency and skill with digital video.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So...... projectmayhem9999
Count me in GregS819
Discuss Stanley Cuba (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?