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Despite impressively committed work from Drew Barrymore in a dual role, The Stand In struggles to find the humor in a premise with no shortage of comedic potential. Read critic reviews

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A stand-in takes over an actress's career and identity after performing her community service for tax evasion.

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Critic Reviews for The Stand In

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  • This satire misfires.

    December 19, 2020 | Full Review…
  • As movies go, The Stand In certainly isn't a headliner. Yet like its title character, the movie and its star get about as much mileage as they can out of this opportunity.

    December 11, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The film's meanders somewhere between comedy-ish and drama-ish, never managing either.

    December 11, 2020 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • While Barrymore throws herself into her dual roles with enthusiastic aplomb, this is a sluggish, brazenly unlikeable comedy-drama hybrid that's one of the year's more disappointing failures.

    December 11, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • What's a bigger offense than a movie wasting away a committed Drew Barrymore performance? That would be a movie wasting away two committed Drew Barrymore performances.

    December 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Drew Barrymore plays two roles in "The Stand In" and it's tough to decide which is more intolerable.

    December 10, 2020 | Full Review…

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