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Critic Reviews for Festival
Here's a tip: when making a film about the comedy portion of the Fringe Festival of Edinburgh, make it funny.
The atmosphere of the festival is effectively portrayed ... and there are few decent laughs.
Festival is like the Nashville of the fringe scene; a multi-character exercise that shows writer/director Annie Griffin's wonderful ability to juggle a large cast with an enjoyable story and constant laughs.
Griffin, herself a former actress and a formidable comic writer, clearly knows her material and absolutely nails the nervy egocentricity, insecurity and pretentions of performers...
Never less than watchable, though the comedy elements are definitely more successful than the melodramatic sections.
Audience Reviews for Festival
Set during the 2004 Edinburgh Festival, multiple story lines follow the trials and tribulations of the Fringe comedians and actors. More of a (literally) sexed up TV drama, which captures Edinburgh well, but struggles with the humour much like the characters it portrays.
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