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Written and directed by co-stars Lindy Heymann and Christian Taylor, Showboy is a comedic mockumentary about a Hollywood writer trying to make it onto the Las Vegas stage. Real-life British filmmaker Heymann takes her documentary crew into Southern California to report on Britons working in Hollywood. She overhears Taylor (a real writer and producer for the HBO series Six Feet Under) getting fired by executive producer Alan Ball. The documentary crew then follows Taylor to Las Vegas, where he
Jun 22, 2002 Wide
Aug 17, 2004
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This would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.
Showboy is enjoyable if you're comfortable with the mix of fact and fiction and don't care what's true and what's not.
A clever hide-and-seek game of reality versus fiction that reveals itself as not the movie you thought it was when the final credits roll.
A no-budget vanity production that almost instantly wears out its welcome.
The most entertaining part of Christian Taylor's "Showboy" is deciphering fact from fiction... and that's not a compliment.
Silly only begins to describe this, but along the way, bitter truths are revealed and some real laughs delivered.
Made all the more fascinating by keeping a small and twisted foot in a bizarre reality befitting the glitz and glamour of show business.
To their credit, the filmmakers don't repair their hero's aching heart, but they do grant him a brief moment in the Vegas spotlight, surely all that any chorus boy (or girl) could ask.
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