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For Your Consideration (2006)

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Critic Consensus: As the object of satire gets bigger the jokes become thinner, and Christopher Guest isn't as droll or insightful here than when he was lampooning smaller subjects.


Movie Info

Debut feature director Jay Berman steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film "Home for Purim," an intimate period drama about a Jewish family's turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying matriarch's favorite holiday. When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that three of the film's stars--faded luminary Marilyn Hack, journeyman actor and former hot dog pitchman Victor Allan Miller, and ingénue Callie Webb--may be perpetrating Award-worthy performances, a … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual references and brief language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Guest , Eugene Levy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 20, 2007
Box Office: $5.5M
Runtime:
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Philip Koontz

as Whitney Taylor Brown

as Morley Orfkin

as Cindy Martin

as Lane Iverson

as Marilyn Hack

as Callie Webb

as Victor Allan Miller

as Chuck Porter

as Martin Gibb

as David van Zyverden -...

as Ben Lilly - Love It ...

as Sandy Lane

as Syd Finkleman

as Simon Whitset

as Liz Fenneman

as Marketing Person No....

as Marketing Person No....

as Talk Show Host

as Studio Gate Guard

as Pam Campanella

as Boom Operator

as First AC

as Script Supervisor

as Whitney's Assistant

as `Paper Badge' Sergea...

as `Paper Badge' Office...

as Morley's Secretary

as Junior Agent

as Mary Pat Hooligan

as Talk Show Guitarist

as Second AD

as Young PA

as Talk Show Bassist

as First AD

as Talk Show Drums

as Pilgrim Woman

as Talk Show Trumpet

as Pilgrim Man

as Talk Show Saxophone

as Weather Woman

as Sanchez

as Floor Manager

as Talk Show Band Leade...

as Himself

as Round Table Host

as Chillaxin' Host

as Commercial Director

as Hula Balls Spokeswom...

as Young Actress

as Young Actor

as Even Younger Actor

as Sandy Lane
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Critic Reviews for For Your Consideration

All Critics (168) | Top Critics (47)

For Your Consideration is not Guest at his best, but it's still an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and the company you'll keep is memorable enough.

Full Review… | November 3, 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk

Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Aside from an occasional chuckle, For Your Consideration is banal and, worst of all, frequently annoying.

Full Review… | September 19, 2009
Film and Felt

The blunt of derision ends up falling not on the shallowness of the system but on the pathetic souls who thought something would come out of it

Full Review… | August 28, 2009
CinePassion

The point is that Hollywood types are--gasp!--shallow. If that news shocks anyone, check your pulse, because you may have been in a coma for 80 years.

Full Review… | May 15, 2009
I.E. Weekly

The film-within-a-film narrative device falls flat because the inner story is a melodrama with no comic momentum of its own.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

Audience Reviews for For Your Consideration

After I was five minutes into this, I remembered I saw it a couple of years ago. Anyway, it held up. In fact, I liked it better this time around.

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Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

Jay Berman: I love that you did all this work, and it'll serve you well - but not on this movie. 

For Your Consideration is at times a mildly amusing mocumentary, but for the most part it's jokes fall flat. This is widely considered Guest's worst mocumentary and I'd have to say I agree. I don't know what went wrong here, but you'd think this could have been one of Guest's best. 

The story revolves around the shooting of and talent involved in a movie called Home for Purim(later to be called Home for Thanksgiving). The movie deals with Oscar hype and how it affects some of the movies stars. It's easy to tell when the movie wants to be funny; but most of the time it's just not. It still has it's moments of laugh-out-loud humor; it's just not what I expected from a Guest film. The usual cast is involved here again. All of Guest's standards are here; Parker Posey, Fred Willard and Eugene Levy just to name a few. 

This is a really disappointing movie because we've already seen what Guest could do with the likes of This is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman. For Your Consideration really deserves no consideration as a good mocumentary.  

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Melvin White

Super Reviewer

Another amusing Christopher Guest mockumentary, this time set in Hollywood and targeting the hoopla and absurdity surrounding the Oscar's and promise of a nomination.

It took me a little while to warm up to this one, but eventually I got into it and it had some pretty funny moments. It is really quite clever in places, and it's probably not that much of a stretch that a small movie and those involved could be swept up in the rumors of possible Academy Awards in such an extreme manner.

The usual Guest regulars are all here, and so is his particular sense of humor that you either get, or you don't. It's a safe bet that you'll probably like For Your Consideration about as much as you liked other Guest movies like Best in Show. Manage your expectations accordingly.

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Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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