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
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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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Trivia

'For Your Consideration' features a cameo by John Krasinski, known as Jim Halpert on the NBC sitcom The Office (2005). British comedian Ricky Gervais, also known as David Brent on the BBC version of The Office (2001), appears in the film as Martin Gibb. 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

Whitney Taylor Brown: What if we do a, uh, a different holiday around the table, Easter, and just focus on the rabbit?
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Connections

References Hollywood Hotel (1937) 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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This just doesn't cut it as a Guest film
19 December 2007 | by Movie_Muse_ReviewsSee all my reviews

Christopher Guest has quite the resume and reputation for his quirky, awkward satirical mockumentaries, but "For Your Consideration" simply doesn't measure up with the rest.

It's hard not to judge "Consideration" by its predecessors such as "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind." With the same cast, the same satirical (though not full out mockumentary) style, it simply asks for that and it doesn't succeed the way those movies do.

The premise of "Consideration" is on the set of a movie (a ridiculous) movie and the overblown Oscar hype that the film gets. The film contains everyone from the actors to the producer in the cast, as well as a couple Hollywood-focused TV show hosts. The characters are still quirky and amusing in a subtle way, yet something is off. Their depth and the interest in what is happening to them is non-existent and it makes it harder to laugh at the them in the long run and considering characters tend to drive Guest's films, that makes it tough from the get-go.

The plot is simply not as intriguing as well. This perhaps lies in the fact that the focus is not on something obscure like dog shows or traveling folk musicians, but instead on basic Hollywood, which offers less genuine interest in subject alone. Compound that with the weak characters and you have a huge Guest disappointment.


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Release Date:

22 November 2006 (USA) See more »

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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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