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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)
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. It turns into something that is much smarter, and in a gentle, low-key way, tougher and funnier than you expect.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Intermittently engaging but inescapably overextended.
  6. 40
    Comes down to two sorely limited and rapidly tiresome characters.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    The film feels like what it is: an improvised comedy bit that two friends came up with.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. MichaelL.
    Dec 12, 2006
    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. Collapse