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  • Summary: This mockumentary is a roller coaster ride through the rose-tinted glasses of an aspiring actress's dreams and dramas. (First Look Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. It's not every comedy that can make you laugh with ridicule and cringe in empathetic horror at the same time.
  2. This hilarious fake documentary -- deserves a place beside the comedies of Christopher Guest in the hall of fame of semi-deadpan spoofs.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    60
    As amusing and sharply performed as it is, Lisa Picard quickly grows thin and dull. Perhaps it would have been better as a real documentary, with Kirk and DeWolf simply playing their pathetic selves.
  4. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Michael Wilmington
    50
    It's a nice little film, likable but not exceptional, and it will probably appeal most strongly to actors, would be-actors, wannabes and ex-actors.
  5. 40
    Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
  6. The film feels like what it is: an improvised comedy bit that two friends came up with.

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  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. Expand

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