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For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 22 November 2006 (USA)
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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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Christopher Guest
3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

Hollywood send-up. No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives. Agents, publicists, make-up artists, local celebrity reporters, and other bit players round out the backstage ensemble. Hooray for Hollywood! Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Purim is a Jewish festival celebrating the victory over the attempted genocide described in the biblical book of Esther. It is normally celebrated with costume parties and hamentachen (filled cookies) for children and festive beverages for adults. It is, however, a less important observance on the Jewish calendar than such holidays as Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashanah, and Passover, and it is perhaps Purim's relative obscurity that lead the creators of this movie to use it as a punch line element in the title of their film-within-a-film. See more »

Goofs

The title of the French film the actress is nominated for is incorrectly named 'Le cheval obscurite'. 'Obscurite' is the noun form of dark, the adjective form 'obscur' should have been used. At any rate, the expression 'dark horse' isn't directly translated as thus in French. See more »

Quotes

Callie Webb: [during her "No Penis Intended" comedy routine after the nominations] Yes, I suppose I'll forgive him... in HELL! HA HA HA HA!
[laughs maniacally]
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Connections

References Hollywood Hotel (1937) See more »

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You Were Never There for Me
Written by Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy and CJ Vanston
Performed by Parker Posey and CJ Vanston
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a fantastic satire on acting and acting schools - the gurus and the disciples
16 May 2007 | by sbmill-1See all my reviews

I'm also surprised by some of the negative commentary around 'For your Consideration'. The satire seemed to me to be to be quite precise - particularly in its analysis of the average actor's life - which is a lot more like "For Your Consideration" or Ricky Gervais's brilliant "The Extras" than anything you're likely to see on Entertainment Tonight that is for sure.

Having studied method acting over several years (a long time ago), and having worked as an extra at different low points in my life (never ever again), I have to say that I laughed till I cried. Without giving the ending away,Marilyn Hacke's closing scene is so on the money - what a cracker!

Acting, actor training and film are all open to exploitation of the gullible because so many people are desperate to be part of it; consequently it's an area ripe for satire. For me, this was more on the money than "Waiting for Guffman" although I enjoyed that too. For your consideration has sharper edges. I think it's great that Ricky Gervais performs in this film. Gervaise is such an 'English' comic whilst Guest's sensibilities are very American - but in the shared fascination with human idiosyncracies, banalities and foibles, they both create a very contemporary form of the comedy of manners.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$372,012, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$5,549,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,925,637
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1.85 : 1
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