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For Your Consideration (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 22 November 2006 (USA)
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Three actors learn that their respective performances in the film "Home for Purim," a drama set in the mid-1940s American South, are generating award-season buzz.

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Christopher Guest
3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Catherine O'Hara ... Marilyn Hack
Stephen Rannazzisi ... Studio Gate Guard
Ed Begley Jr. ... Sandy Lane
Eugene Levy ... Morley Orfkin
Harry Shearer ... Victor Allan Miller
Christopher Moynihan ... Brian Chubb
Christopher Guest ... Jay Berman
John Michael Higgins ... Corey Taft
Carrie Aizley ... Pam Campanella
Stephanie Courtney ... Boom Operator
Suzy Nakamura ... First AC
Jim Piddock ... Simon Whitset
Jane Morris ... Script Supervisor
Jennifer Coolidge ... Whitney Taylor Brown
Jordan Black ... Whitney's Assistant
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Storyline

Hollywood send-up. No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives. Agents, publicists, make-up artists, local celebrity reporters, and other bit players round out the backstage ensemble. Hooray for Hollywood! Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual references and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Es lebe Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$372,012, 19 November 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,542,025, 21 January 2007
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "prison movie with Sharon Stone" that the studio guard thought Marilyn appeared in was Last Dance (1996). See more »

Goofs

Though most likely a part of the absurdity of the film, Oscar nominations are neither announced, nor chosen, prior to a film's release, much less its completion. See more »

Quotes

Mary Pat Hooligan: Dying is easy. Playing a lesbian is hard.
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Connections

Features Jezebel (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Hollywood
Written by Johnny Mercer and Richard A. Whiting
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment
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Worst Ending Ever! (No, This doesn't tell you how it ends!)
27 November 2006 | by ddfauntSee all my reviews

I am a big Guest fan and saw the movie... blah blah blah. There isn't much I can say that wasn't already said... good and bad.

I will say this though... I HATED the proverbial Guest follow-up ending. The follow-up I wanted to see, they didn't show.

I went with a couple other HUGE Guest fans and all of us sat there in the theatre while the credits rolled and said "That's it!" I think that was the nail in the coffin for me. I was up in the air about it, but the ending left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

I will see it again, though, before being completely angry about it and writing the movie off.


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