The Marc Pease Experience Synopsis
A former high-school musical star (Jason Schwartzman) dwells upon a humiliating past incident.
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30
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Faced with the script's weak humor and feeble stabs at irony, Schwartzman and Stiller turn it way up, setting the dial at "hammy."
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Not so much character-driven as character-dragged--against its will.
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33

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
In a squandered lead performance, the adorable, winning Schwartzman plays the non-adorable, non-winning title character.
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30

Variety

The finished product appears particularly stale, with an unfunny script that squanders its game cast, including a valiantly emotive Jason...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It’s badly written and inertly directed, with actors who don’t have a clue what drives their characters. This is one of those rare films...
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20

Chicago Reader

Those who deem the gentle comedies of Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) cruel to showbiz dreamers should be subjected to...
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Rated PG-13 | For brief sexual material