Everybody's Famous! (2001)

Everybody's Famous!



Critic Consensus: Though some critics consider Everybody Famous too lightweight to have deserved a slot among the Academy Awards foreign film nominations, this whacky satire of the cult of celebrity makes for loopy, cheerful fun.

Movie Info

Just how far should a father go to help his daughter gain fame and fortune? Jean (Josse De Pauw) lives in a working-class Belgian community, where he holds down a job at a bottle factory with his friend Willy (Werner De Smedt). Jean and his wife Chantal (Gert Portael) have a teenage daughter, Marva (Eva van der Gucht), who like her father, is interested in music; Jean likes to write songs in his spare time, while Marva dreams of becoming a singer. But Jean's songs don't seem to impress anyone … More

Rating: R (for some sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dominique Deruddere
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2001
Miramax Films


as Jean Vereecken

as Marva Vereecken

as Willy van Outreve

as Debbie

as Michael Jansen

as Chantal Vereecken

as Julio Iglesias imita...

as Freddy Mercury imita...

as Otis Redding imitati...

as State Police warrant...

as State Police officer

as Talk Show Director

as State Police officer

as State Police officer

as Friend

as State Police officer

as State Police Officer

as State Police officer

as Jim Poppe

as State Police officer

as State Police officer

as "Green Room" Singers

as State Police officer

as Rik de Visser

as Hair Stylist

as Woman on talk show

as Announcer

as Newscaster

as Newscaster

as Singer in restroom

as Producer

as Neighbor

as State Police Spokesp...

as "Song Organ" Directo...

as Pharmacist

as "Lonesome Zorra" Sou...

as Spanish Newscaster

as Psychiatrist

as Host 1
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Critic Reviews for Everybody's Famous!

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (21)

The ideas are not pushed nearly as far or with as much success as they are in, for example, King Of Comedy, The Icicle Thief (the 1989 Italian comedy) or even Ed TV, for that matter.

Full Review… | August 10, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Often loses focus and wanders, unsure of where it wants to go.

Full Review… | July 27, 2001
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

A funny idea in search of a funny execution.

Full Review… | July 27, 2001
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Who in the world is in charge of foreign film Oscar nominations? And what hints of greatness did they see in this artlessly benign little comedy?

Full Review… | July 26, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

An entertaining enough oddity, goosed by the added interest of its report on the high level of acting talent from Belgium.

Full Review… | July 20, 2001
Detroit News
Top Critic

The movie ... was one of this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film, leading one to wonder what films were passed over to make room for it.

Full Review… | July 19, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Everybody's Famous!

Everybody's Famous is an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film with plot on fame and stardom bordering ridiculous and stupid, but still sweet, likable, and funny.

Jan Marc Macababayao
Jan Marc Macababayao

Super Reviewer

The ending will have you cheering for the characters, and was pretty moving and honest for a comedy; but honestly, this took a lot of time to start going anywhere, and there are a lot of cookie cutter roles.

Curt C

Super Reviewer

Surprisingly good! Hilarious! i confess that I wasn't expecting much about this movie, but luckily I was wrong and I'm glad I watched this. I can see why it received a best foreign film nomination at the Oscars.

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