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New Suit (2005)



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A guy looking for a break in the movie biz discovers the power of word of mouth in this satirical comedy. Kevin Taylor (Jordan Bridges) is an aspiring screenwriter who has pulled up stakes and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream. While working a day job, Kevin meets Marianne Roxbury (Marisa Coughlan), who is trying to work her way up the Hollywood ladder as a production executive. Biz-savvy Marianne advises Kevin that it makes more sense to spend his days schmoozing and making contacts rather than writing if he actually wants to get paid for his work and see it on a screen. With this in mind, Kevin takes a job as an assistant to Muster Hansau (Dan Hedaya), a once-powerful producer whose career is in a downward spiral. Kevin comes to realize he's merely a glorified errand boy for a washed-up blowhard, and the only people he meets are fellow lackeys with little real pull in the business, so he decides to have some fun and starts talking up a screenplay called "The New Suit" by Jordan Strawberry, even though both the script and the writer exist only in his imagination. Not wanting to sound out of the loop, no one admits they don't know anything about Strawberry and his work, and before long gossip has turned "The New Suit" into the most sought-after project in town, and Kevin finds himself controlling the destiny of a hot new writer who doesn't exist. The first American film from French director François Velle, New Suit also features Heather Donahue, Paul McCrane, and Amber Smith.


Jordan Bridges
as Kevin Taylor
Marisa Coughlan
as Marianne Roxbury
Dan Hedaya
as Muster Hansau
Charles Rocket
as Del Strontium
Amber Smith
as Jennifer
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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (13)

An acidic satire that transcends its one-joke premise to skewer, with a fair amount of accuracy and great, biting humor, the emptiness of so much contemporary moviemaking.

November 7, 2003
Washington Post
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An enjoyable film that's nonetheless flawed.

October 3, 2003 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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Doesn't have much new to say about Hollywood.

September 26, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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It's funny and has an interesting edge of bitterness to it.

September 5, 2003 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Velle takes a high-concept script from Craig Sherman and makes an enjoyable -- if disappointingly shallow -- coming- of-age story set in Tinseltown.

September 5, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Denver Post
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An old story, The Emperor's New Clothes turned inside out, but screenwriter Craig Sherman and director Francois Velle have such fun with the material that it's completely contagious.

May 9, 2003 | Rating: B
Detroit News
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