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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:

For Your Consideration See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$372,012, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$5,549,923

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,925,637
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As is with all other Christopher Guest films, very little of the movie has a detailed script. Guest generally writes an outline so that the actors know what needs to happen in the scene, does a maximum of two or three takes, and has no rehearsals prior to filming. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck (Fred Willard) is starting the ensemble interview for Hollywood Now and says "Three, two, one, and hit 'em!", his mouth isn't moving in sync with the words. See more »

Quotes

Callie Webb: [during her "No Penis Intended" comedy routine after the nominations] Yes, I suppose I'll forgive him... in HELL! HA HA HA HA!
[laughs maniacally]
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Connections

Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Purim Song
Written by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Performed by Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey and Harry Shearer
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For Your Consideration: Guest and Company do it again! A+++
10 September 2006 | by thejibs26See all my reviews

I just watched the world premiere of "For Your Consideration" at the Toronto Film Festival and I LOVED it! I laughed (as always) from beginning to end!

I also enjoyed the large cast which featured many beloved actors from Guest's previous movies. There are so many hilarious characters, lines and purely brilliant moments that I will have to go back and see it again to catch them all. But that's the best part, isn't it?!

I am a huge Christopher Guest movie fan, and I must say, For Your Consideration is definitely another classic!!

Julie - Toronto, Canada


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