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For Your ConsiderationA pre-Oscars must-watch: Misplaced buzz soars when a gossip site mentions a dreadful movie's actors as statuette-worthy. (Catherine O'Hara's washed-up...For Your ConsiderationComedyPT86MPG-13A pre-Oscars must-watch: Misplaced buzz soars when a gossip site mentions a dreadful movie's actors as statuette-worthy. (Catherine O'Hara's washed-up...2007-02-16Bob BalabanEd Begley Jr.Jennifer CoolidgeRicky GervaisJane LynchMichael McKeanChris MoynihanCatherine O'HaraFred WillardBob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Ricky Gervais, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chris Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Fred WillardWarner Independent Pictures

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B+

For Your Consideration

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Ricky Gervais, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chris Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard; Director: Christopher Guest; Author: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy; Release Date Limited: 11/17/2006; Runtime (in minutes): 86; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Warner Independent Pictures

A pre-Oscars must-watch: Misplaced buzz soars when a gossip site mentions a dreadful movie’s actors as statuette-worthy. (Catherine O’Hara’s washed-up lead gets a lip-and-boob job to prep.) On-set satire cuts deep, but a recurring Access Hollywood spoof kills. Nutty? For sure. Unreal? Not exactly. EXTRAS ”Dumber is actually better,” says director-star-scribe Christopher Guest of his characters in a commentary with co-writer Eugene Levy. ”It’s a competition to be more stupid.” Nearly 40 minutes of cut scenes amplify the movie’s charm. B+

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