Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #165 For Your Consideration

In Uncategorized on March 18, 2011 at 2:19 AM

Movie #165 For Your Consideration

(2006, US, d. Christopher Guest)

Following last night’s Best in Show comes another Christopher Guest ensemble comedy, this time not a mockumentary though. I find it almost impossible to not use the exact same vocabulary as I did with Best in Show as For Your Consideration. Here again, we have a regular world, just skewed a little through they eyes of Guest. We are now watching the cast and crew on and off production of the inspirational melodrama Home for Purim. When one of the actresses (played by Catherine O’Hara) gets wind of a possible rumor that there may be a slight chance of a potential Oscar nomination, the events of the film begin. Again filled with numerous memorable characters (all the same actors as Best in Show, just recycled for this film), For Your Consideration is a very insightful and funny comedy. Ironically enough, Catherine O’Hara turned in a performance worthy enough to merit rumors of a potential Oscar nomination, herself.  What Guest does best is that he manages to squeeze the most out of every one of his characters, allowing them to move from caricature on paper to dimensional character on screen.

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