Famous

Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

Critic Reviews

  1. It's not every comedy that can make you laugh with ridicule and cringe in empathetic horror at the same time.
  2. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    90
    As heartfelt as it is hilarious.
  3. This hilarious fake documentary -- deserves a place beside the comedies of Christopher Guest in the hall of fame of semi-deadpan spoofs.
  4. Fortunately, it never dips into bathos. These two actors SHOULD be noticed. They've crafted the most ingenious résumé of the year.
  5. It turns into something that is much smarter, and in a gentle, low-key way, tougher and funnier than you expect.
  6. 70
    High-grade lampoon, at once more consistently on-the-money and less patronizing than anything off the Christopher Guest conveyor belt.
  7. The cottage industry of the mockumentary has produced another pleasing trifle, the cute and smart Lisa Picard Is Famous.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. MichaelL.
    Dec 12, 2006
    8
    Until it turns around and becomes reverential at the very end, it's a witty, painful, sharply observed jab at pretentious performers who Until it turns around and becomes reverential at the very end, it's a witty, painful, sharply observed jab at pretentious performers who think they are "curing cancer". How sad that director Griffin Dunne rebukes his own vision and justifies pretention in the final reel. Still, well worth viewing...just turn off the DVD player ten minutes before the end. Full Review »