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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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Griffin Dunne

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Kirk ... Lisa Picard
Nat DeWolf ... Tate Kelly
Griffin Dunne ... Andrew
Daniel London ... Boyfriend
Sandra Bullock ... Sandra Bullock
Carrie Fisher ... Carrie Fisher
Melissa Gilbert ... Melissa Gilbert
Buck Henry ... Buck Henry
Spike Lee ... Spike Lee
Penelope Ann Miller ... Penelope Ann Miller
Charlie Sheen ... Charlie Sheen
Fisher Stevens ... Fisher Stevens
Mira Sorvino ... Mira Sorvino
Jack Howard ... Commercial Stud
Rosanna Scotto ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Famous See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,517, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$112,521, 21 October 2001
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Demi Moore was set to appear but pulled out and was replaced by Mira Sorvino. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mary Tyler Moore (1970) 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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An entertaining "mockumentary"
14 May 2003 | by FilmOtakuSee all my reviews

Lisa Picard Is Famous is a clever mockumentary directed by Griffin Dunne that follows an aspiring actress while she strives for stardom. The humor is extremely subtle and dry, and I found myself actually laughing out loud a whole lot more than I would during your average Hollywood-industrialized comedy. It is well acted, well executed and definitely worth watching just to catch some of the many absolutely hilarious celebrity cameos. (Most notably Spike Lee, who looks like he is about to crack up at any second). Before this viewing, I only had a passing knowledge of Griffin Dunne's work and after this biting film I plan to keep an eye out for his future productions.

--Shelly


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