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Mistress (1991)

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Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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Successful character actor Barry Primus spent seven years trying to get financing for his feature debut as a writer-director, Mistress. In the film, a once-promising writer-director, Marvin Landisman (Robert Wuhl), who now directs instructional videos, is sitting home one night, watching his own print of Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion, when he gets a strange phone call. A producer, Jack Roth (Martin Landau), formerly a bigwig at Universal, tells Marvin he was cleaning out his office when he came

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Barry Primus, J.F. Lawton

Mar 23, 1999

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Can't seem to decide if it's supposed to be a comedy about Hollywood small-timers trying to get an indie pic off the ground, or a somber drama in which greed and lust overwhelm art.

May 16, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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The gags are too obvious; the conflict between art and money is hackneyed; and the plot goes badly off the rails in the later reels.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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"Mistress" abounds with sharp comic performances that never stray into caricature or sentimentality.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Seeing Mistress is like getting a bad table at the in Hollywood restaurant. You're eavesdropping on all the dull conversations.

May 12, 2001
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The movie has been described as a low-rent version of Robert Altman's "The Player," but it would be more accurate to say it's about low-rent players.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Although it's never worse than watchable, the story barely expands beyond its own boundaries. It starts off appealingly small -- the way the old Albert Brooks movies used to. But it stays small.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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A pitch black dark comedy.

November 14, 2005
ColeSmithey.com

Deft Hollywood satire with a top-drawer cast.

July 24, 2003
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

One of De Niro's less essential outings.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
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The energetic cast and the wealth of comic possibilities that are achieved make for an enjoyable romp.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The performances are all strong (particularly Landau's) but, as a whole, the movie suffers from competing impulses that push and pull Mistress from comedy to drama and back again.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

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