Monday, September 17, 2007

Movie Review - "For Your Consideration"

I wanted to like this movie. I also wanted to like director Christopher Guest's other movies, "Waiting for Guffman", "Best in Show", and "A Mighty Wind." Unfortunately, none of these movies is as funny as the people involved with them think they are.

"For Your Consideration" is basically a send-up of Hollywood, centering around Oscar buzz for a small, independent movie. As in Guest's other films, the actors mainly improvise their roles. The actors are obviously having a grand time, but I just didn't find the characters and situations funny. Maybe it's just me, but I just didn't enjoy it.

Goodness knows the people Guest picks on are certainly easy targets - Small-town actors (Waiting for Guffman), dog-show fanatics (Best in Show), folk singers (A Mighty Wind), and Hollywood (For Your Consideration). I can't think of any easier target, except maybe Scientologists. Which make his failure to deliver a funny film even more disappointing.

So I didn't enjoy this one, even though I wanted to. Again, maybe it's just me. Did anybody else see this one and like it?

1 comment:

Kerri said...

Siskel? Ebert? Is that you??