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The Marc Pease Experience (2009)

Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Schwartzman ... Marc Pease
Ben Stiller ... Jon Gribble
Anna Kendrick ... Meg Brickman
Jay Paulson ... Gerry
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Gavin
Gabrielle Dennis ... Tracey
Amber Wallace ... Ilona
Shannon Holt Shannon Holt ... Debbie
Austin Herring ... Mr. Edwards
Ed Wagenseller ... Science Teacher
Kelen Coleman ... Stephanie
Joe Inscoe ... Mr. Brickman
Matthew Cornwell ... Rick Berger
Lou Criscuolo Lou Criscuolo ... Benny Berger
Shon Blotzer ... Jeff Bluff
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Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.

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Taglines:

Singer. Dreamer. Disaster. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida Desafinada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,641, 21 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,641, 21 August 2009
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Trivia

The school in this film's (New Ashby High) colors are light blue, peach and orange. See more »

Connections

References Storm Chasers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Who, who do you think you are
Written by Charlie Smalls
Performed by Brittney McNamara, Chaz McNeil, Dylan Hubbard and Tyler O'Neal Easter
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Misses the mark.
10 December 2009 | by marcusdean118See all my reviews

As a fan of Jason Schwartzman, I check his profile from time to time. Reading the brief synopses of his upcoming films. On reading this one for The Marc Pease Experience, I was quite excited to see it. But I needn't of, for it was quite a disappointment. The overall tone of the film stunk of second hand rip offs of, funnily enough other Jason Schwartzman films. His high school obsessed character rings true of Max Fischer in Rushmore and even Ben Stillers character comes off as the Herman Blume type. Someone who encourages Schwartzman's character before turning into his rival, not in the same entire quantity but with subtle similarities. With it's often offbeat approach to supporting characters and subplots, it rings off a bit like I Heart Huckabees. Again with subtle similarities in its attempted quirky style. But with these similarities the film falters, it lacks it's own coherent style. It has a Hollywood plot and structure in its three acts. And it's more predictable then it is funny. Schwartzman tries his best and it pays off in the smallest of bits in the film, but Ben Stiller is entirely wasted. The film was not appalling, but it was certainly not very good.


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