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With Friends Like These (1998)

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Average Rating: 4.7/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3

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Life among insecure, middle-aged character actors, former New Yorkers in L.A., is the main plot focus of this Philip Frank Messina comedy about four friends who want the same role in the next Martin Scorsese gangster flick. Balding Johnny DiMartino (Robert Costanzo) is so excited by the news of a possible part as Al Capone in a Scorsese film that he informs ladies' man Dorian Masstandrea (Jon Tenney), who cheats on his wife Samantha (Elle Macpherson). Dorian immediately makes moves to get his

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Philip Frank Messina

Oct 10, 2006

New Line Home Entertainment

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The incessant betrayals and confidences become monotonous after a time, and the film sinks into the familiar swamp of suburban futility.

March 10, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Observer
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The movie works as well as it does because the cast knows the material so intimately.

February 25, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Only sporadically amusing.

February 25, 2005
New York Post
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At its best, Philip Frank Messina's show business comedy plays like a less acerbic, less Jewish triple episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

February 24, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Plot and characterization are drawn strictly off the rack.

February 22, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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The question of why this film is being re-released is superseded by the question of who would want to watch it.

March 24, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Writer-director Phillip F. Messina's insider comedy about Hollywood almost-rans gives off an air of clammy desperation that feels all too authentic without being especially funny and bogs down early in repetitive shtick.

February 25, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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An accomplished farce populated by sly and knowing comedic performances.

February 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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