The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
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Critic Reviews for The Marc Pease Experience
Louiso's misfiring comedy feels less like a comic feast than a thrown-together assemblage of haphazardly nuked leftovers.
Like Schwartzman, Stiller devotes aptly excessive attention to the portrayal of a character too invested in trivial pursuits himself. It's the movie's one decent joke, but, in the absence of laughs, the most the actors can draw from it is a mere grin.
The film is an all-you-can-eat buffet of mediocrity. A spiraling vortex of boredom. A deflated Whoopee cushion.
This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted.
The Marc Pease Experience is likable enough; it's just no Rushmore.
Audience Reviews for The Marc Pease Experience
An odd unfunny comedy that isn't unentertaining while at the same time not really entertaining either. The Marc Pease Experience is just one of those films that will be watched and than quickly forgotten and in a way being so plain isn't necessarily a good thing while not really being a bad thing. Stiller is not anywhere near his comical best which is a shame considering this film could have used a Stiller over the top performance if for nothing else than to make it stand apart.
The writers and directors should be fired for making such a convoluted film - the ending was terrible!
The Marc Pease Experience is a typical underdog story with the atypical Schwartzman at the helm, producing a unique adventure into the life of what appear to be normal people. Without Stiller, Marc Pease would truly feel like the low budget film that it is, but with the star power Marc Pease comes off more like the film Election, with Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Regardless of what draws you to the film, The Marc Pease Experience remains a solid little comedic production.
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