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Break a Leg (2005)

A talented, but struggling actor is willing to go to any length to get a job - including "break a leg"... especially those of other actors.

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Monika Mitchell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cassini ... Max Matteo
Carol Mansell ... 'Phillip's Way' Casting Director
Frank Cassini ... Tony Felice
Barry Primus ... Ira Goldstein
Kevin Corrigan ... J.D.
Lara Lyon Lara Lyon ... 'Final Rights' Casting Assistant
Paul Taegel Paul Taegel ... John Fiorentino
Joey Diaz ... Large Producer (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)
Eileen T'Kaye Eileen T'Kaye ... 'Final Rights' Casting Director
Jennifer Beals ... Juliet
Steve Ruge Steve Ruge ... Dayton (as Steven Ruge)
Paula Marshall ... Alice on Cell Phone
Eric McCormack ... Tad
Kevin Breznahan ... Photoshop Employee
David Sutcliffe ... Happy Actor
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When Max's performance is no competition for producers' nephews and bigger "names," his only option is to cripple the competition - literally. But as the roles get bigger, the competition gets stronger, the stakes get higher, and now with an undercover thespian cop on his trail, Max must struggle with his ongoing road to success and the choices he's made. Written by Sean Callahan

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Very uneven
2 October 2004 | by gordycamSee all my reviews

I stumbled across the film at the San Diego Film Festival. The film has moments, especially the beginning is told nicely (the scene when Mateo decides to go after another actor who got his part), but then it becomes very confusing and somewhat indulgent. On one hand the film has plot holes. Certain scenes were left out probably because they didn't have time during production. On the other hand the film spends too much time on things that have nothing to do with the premise.

The worst part for me was a weird monoloque that Matteo had, voicing his frustration about his situation. I'm sure it was supposed to be this great character revelation, but it wasn't.

Cinematography and Production Design were both weak. The best part is Molly Parker. All in all, this movie, unfortunately is not as good as the premise sounds.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...és lábtörést! See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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