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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

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Es lebe Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$372,012, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,542,025, 21 January 2007
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "prison movie with Sharon Stone" that the studio guard thought Marilyn appeared in was Last Dance (1996). See more »

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Though most likely a part of the absurdity of the film, Oscar nominations are neither announced, nor chosen, prior to a film's release, much less its completion. See more »

Quotes

Mary Pat Hooligan: Dying is easy. Playing a lesbian is hard.
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Soundtracks

The Purim Song
Written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Performed by Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey and Harry Shearer
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I Liked It, In Spite of the Negative Reviews It Received
24 February 2008 | by Danusha_GoskaSee all my reviews

I don't have much to say about "For Your Consideration," except that I liked it, in spite of the negative reviews it received, and I wanted to say that here in case other viewers, like me, put off viewing it because the reviews put us off.

"For Your Consideration" is a small, brief (86 minutes), sweet, funny movie. It's not as laugh-out-loud funny as "Best in Show" (few movies are) but I liked it better than "Mighty Wind," which I also liked.

Christopher Guest's usual crew is in its usual fine form. Catherine O'Hara is funny in a whole new way, with at least one scene that is quite poignant and unforgettable, at least to struggling artists. John Michael Higgins does a very funny William H. Macy-like character. Jane Lynch is dead-on as an "Entertainment Tonight" style tabloid "journalist."

I even liked the ventriloquist Nina Conti -- and I normally run from the room when a ventriloquist comes on.


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