The Understudy (2012)

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Terminally unemployed, dating challenged Rebecca (Marin Ireland) thinks she's scored her big break on Broadway by landing a job with the fickle Ian (Richard Kind) helping him manage the darling diva Simone (Kelli Giddish). Instead of a dream job, Rebecca finds herself scrubbing floors while careening from one disastrous relationship to the next. When Simone confronts her, she "accidentally" shoves her down a flight of stairs. Suddenly a star is born as Rebecca takes over, but then a bigger Diva … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Conolly, Hannah Davis
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On DVD: Jul 31, 2012
Box Office: $9.6k
Runtime:
Indican Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for The Understudy

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

"The Understudy" isn't abysmal, though it certainly is off target.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
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Seems at times to aspire to being an edgy look at the transgressions a would-be Broadway star will commit to land the big role. Other times, it seems unsure of what it wants to be at all.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
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It's all sharp, well-performed stuff until things go from darkly comic to just plain dark, derailing -- and dragging out -- the otherwise absorbing story. Still, this one's a cut above.

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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