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Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000)

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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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


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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Comedy | Drama

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






Release Date:

22 August 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Famous See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,517, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$112,521, 21 October 2001
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Lisa Picard's name is a 'Star Trek' in-joke based on the actress playing her, Laura Kirk. Captains Picard and Kirk are the most well recognized commanders of the Starship Enterprise. See more »


Spoofs Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »


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A good movie that gets better in retrospect
30 January 2002 | by darwinbellSee all my reviews

I watched this movie 2 days ago and while watching it, I thought it was pretty good. It is a very funny look at fame and being on the cusp of fame and about a very particular type of person who becomes an actor. It is a "mockumentary", which is a genre that can be a bit dicey. In the hands of Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap, Waiting For Guffman and Best In Show), it can be taken to the level of brilliance, but then again, there is always "Drop Dead Gorgeous". Anyway, as time goes by, I can't get the movie out of my head. The actress (and writer), Laura Kirk, playing Lisa Picard just nails this character and makes her pathetic, oddly lovable and annoying all at once. I know people like her, just so completely obliviously self obsessed that they don't even realize it. And her relationship with her best friend, a gay man who is performing a HORRIBLE one man show about gay bashing and homophobia (that he has not experienced, but can relate to), is just perfect; full of support, jealousy and competition. I keep thinking of certain scenes (which I won't reveal here), that make me want to watch again. It is definately not a perfect movie, but it was such a pleasant surprise, that I want to keep telling people about it!

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