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  • Summary: Christopher Guest focuses his lens on Hollywood's obsession with awards in this straightforward narrative about the little indie that could and its fragile and frantic mob of actors, crewmembers, media figures, executives and various hangers-on. (Warner Independent Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. For Your Consideration is, except for "Borat," the funniest film of the year. Or, it's the funniest film that you don't have to watch through parted fingers.
  2. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    It's as weird and whimsical an invention as Guest's "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show," or "A Mighty Wind."
  3. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    It will garner critical huzzahs from those it lampoons, which will broaden the duo's (Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy) fan base.
  4. The movie does have its flashes of genius. "Home for Purim," the movie, is set in the Deep South, where Yiddish is spoken with a drawl.
  5. 63
    But as rich a comic turf as the huge egos and even bigger neuroses of Hollywood types would seem, For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would.
  6. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    We expect oddball wit of a higher calibre from Guest and co., although their inherent, zany likeability means plenty of laughs.
  7. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    The real problem with For Your Consideration is that it's just not funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. YeahI.
    May 30, 2007
    While the first hour seemed a little light on laughs the final half hour more than compensated for it. Catherine O'hara had me laughing so hard I'd highly recommend it for this reason alone. They should have gave her an Oscar nomination. Yeah, she's that good. Expand
  2. MarcK.
    Nov 23, 2006
    I think you may have to be Jewish to "get" much of the humor, especially in the first half of the movie. I thought this was comparable in quality to "Best in Show," and much better than the critically acclaimed, "A Mighty Wind," which I found to be sorely lacking. Expand
  3. ZinoD.
    Mar 27, 2007
    This satire of Hollywood and the movie industry is very funny. The vanity and ruthlessness mix nicely as the characters devolve along with their fillm, "Home for Purim," which gets bought and released as "Home for Thanksgiving." Which also makes it a pretty potent satire of American cultural commercialism. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments. If you like this group's other movies, like Best In Show and Spinal Tap, you'll want to watch this one, too. Expand
  4. BillyS.
    Nov 24, 2006
    When I heard Christopher Guest was making a movie about the "Oscar Buzz" surronding a small indie film using his usual enemble of actors, my anticipation went into overdrive and it pains me that I'm not rating this movie a 10. It just misses the mark on all counts. It seems like the basic story is stretched out to make room for all the regulars and it loses focus on the central characters. There are some laughs, and Jennifer Coolidge gets most of them, but I'm afraid the only Oscar Buzz for this movie is left in the movie. Expand
  5. MichaelE.
    Feb 19, 2007
    I wanted to like this, but it's not funny (one or two chuckles), and is often embarrassing to watch. The Guest regulars don't even seem to be trying to act anymore -- they just mug for the camera in the worst sitcom way. Expand
  6. CM.
    Aug 13, 2007
    As a big fan of Christopher Guest, I must say I think it might be time to move on to a different style of movie. The last couple, but esp. this one, have been real snorers. I hate to criticize someone trying to make a movie today without violence, meaness, gratuitous sex, ect. , but this was just not funny enough to pull it off. If you want to see a Guest movie go back and see 'Best in Show' again. Expand
  7. MattM.
    Nov 24, 2006
    What has happened to American cinema. This is easily on of the worst movies ever made. I cannot put into words how pathetic this film is. Save your time and money, and just stay home. Expand

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