For Your Consideration Synopsis
Comedy about a movie production set in the 40s American South.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Each and every character in Christopher Guest's latest hilarious cultural corrective is something inspiring to behold.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The outrageously hilarious For Your Consideration was well worth the wait. Again delivered with comic precision by Guest's crack repertory...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is Guest's fourth ensemble parody of showbiz subjects, and though his sketch-comedy style and acting troupe are now familiar, this is...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As amusing as it is, the comedy here consists mostly of predictable potshots.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Some people may be put off that For Your Consideration lands in a serious place. But I see it as evidence of an expanding vision, of...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
True to form, Guest's newest doesn't pull out the long knives. On the gentleness scale, this one's way over here, as opposed to the film of...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
There are no belly laughs here, only rueful chortles about the confederacy of chuckleheads that calls itself the entertainment industry.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Some of us look forward to Guest films the way others pine for installments of Bond or "Star Trek." This skewering of Hollywood will...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ms. O'Hara, like almost everyone else, falls victim to a prevailing tone that's short on wit and long on self-congratulation.
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By SexySportsBabe
I am in love with Eugene Levy. He is just the hottest old guy ever. Jokes. This movie was a SNORE. Except for the fact Eugene-Bear was in it. Jokes. Gag me....

For your consideration

By sallie_loves_movies
I was a little disappointed. I thought it would have been funnier. It was interesting to see how truly superficial people in Hollywood can be, but I thought it would be in the same comedy style as...

Maybe not for the common man

By venetiangirl
This is wonderful fun for actors or people who've had anything to do with movie-making. If that's not your world, you won't be as amused! But for the rest of us - I laughed till I...

No Best in Show

By Ldog
I enjoy each of these comedy actors, but sometimes it doesn't work when they all get together. "For Your Consideration" started out well--very funny concept of an American, Southern, Jewish family,...

Vastly stupendously overrated and not funny!!

By joey_2264
I know independent movies are supposed to be different and not follow Hollywood norms, but this one goes a little too far.  You see, comedies are supposed to be funny, but this movie doesn't...

Not too shabby

By jmar
While I liked this movie and found it to provide worthwhile entertainment, those industry folks out there may not like it as much. Because it is poking so much fun of the industry I am sure that...

Another good one

By Carin
I'm a big fan of Christopher Guest, and this movie was right up there with some of his best. I liked it better than "A Might Wind," though "This is Spinal Tap" is still my all-time favorite. ...

So boring I fell asleep!

By jls_LA
I am a HUGE Guest & Co. fan so I immediately made plans to see this movie.  Oh but how disappointed was I?  You can only understand this movie if you work in the movie industry and my...

For Your Consideration

By gfaigen
It's kinky and campy. I laughed at the take off of the inner workings of Hollywood, its film stars and the television mockings were hysterical. All the pretty, cosmetically fixed reporters and...

A Real Sleeper

By fwteam
Couldn't stay awake. Need I say more?...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual references and brief language
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