Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 05, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The TV Set

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
89 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/06/07
performer
David Duchovny, Judy Greer, Sigourney Weaver, Justine Bateman, Ioan Gruffudd, Lindsay Sloane
director
Jake Kasdan
distributor
THINKFilm
author
Jake Kasdan
genre
Comedy

We gave it an A-

If only for the comedy glory of Sigourney Weaver as a TV network president who confuses acid reflux with gut instinct, this very smart, very funny movie about the making of a network sitcom (written and directed by bona fide insider Jake Kasdan) is a cut-glass gem of a showbiz conceit. But that’s not all: You also get a crackerjack cast of in-on-the-jokesters, including David Duchovny as a comedy writer making commercial use of his brother’s suicide, and Amazing Grace‘s Ioan Gruffudd as the BBC expat brought in to class up the joint.

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