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The Deal

The Deal (2008)

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His career in an uncontrollable downward spiral, a hapless Hollywood producer cons a major studio into financing a $100 million action film following the adventures of 19th century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, only to find his swindle taking a sudden turn for the worse when his star is kidnapped and the production is shut down. Now left with few other options for resuscitating his flat-lining career, the producer aligns himself with a well-connected Hollywood studio executive in a

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Comedy

Steven Schachter, William H. Macy

Jan 20, 2009

Peace Arch Films

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Unfortunately, the characters seem to be doing all the laughing, while the general public has nothing to cling to but the horndog flirtation between mismatched leads William H. Macy and Meg Ryan -- hardly ideal ingredients for mainstream success.

January 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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A wacky Hollywood satire that never catches fire.

January 25, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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The Deal could have had a more solid impact with a leaner script shaving off some of those subplot detours. And can we drop those lewd seduction routines in these movies already that hello, would never get the babe in the real world.

January 15, 2009 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

Lets many humorous conceits fly.

April 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
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Audience Reviews for The Deal

The film is very entertaining. Both William H. Macy and Meg Ryan shine in the movie. They have a great on screen chemistry. The script and the dialog is very good. The film reminded me of movies like Bowfinger and State and Maine. My problem with the film was how much it was like State and Maine. Even Macy's character in this film is similar to his character in State and Maine. Still the film is very entertaining, and despite it's flaws, is still worth viewing.
February 27, 2011
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Sol C

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Very entertaining, great performance by William H. Macy.
December 31, 2009
Chosen718

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    1. Charlie Berns: Could you excuse yourself? I want to have dinner here but I don't want to have dinner with you.
    – Submitted by Chris D (2 years ago)
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