Bigger Than the Sky
Bigger Than the Sky (2005)

A regular guy adds some much-needed drama to his life in this comedy. Peter Rooker (Marcus Thomas) is a man who has come to a crossroads in his life -- he's just been given his walking papers by his girlfriend, has lost interest in his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 21, 2005
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

An off-putting combination of earnestness and apparent disregard for audience involvement.

Debra Birnbaum
New York Post

Nearly two hours of an earnest, predictable comedy about a pathetic schlemiel who hopes to redeem himself by acting in the community theater.

Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Bigger Than the Sky is, like its lead character, equal parts endearing and exasperating.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Are the filmmakers making meta use of a bland, uncharismatic actor to play a bland, uncharismatic actor who plays one of the theater's most memorable men? Nah, thinking like that requires panache.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

It's strictly amateur hour.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Feels constrained by its unshakable predisposition toward actorly fawning.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Bigger lopes along endlessly, a no-surprises foray into backstage high jinks and the notion of life as the best acting coach there is.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Painfully well-intentioned, the film is undone by a lead character who undermines any goodwill earned by the performances of John Corbett, Amy Smart, Clare Higgins, Allan Corduner, Patty Duke and Sean Astin.

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Marc Mohan
Oregonian

The story is as predictable as it is saccharine. Apart from the presence of local landmarks, there's no reason the Rose City should be proud of this effort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Ahh, the theater, the theater, and here's a nod to loving the stage life by first time director Corley ... that sadly fails only with the casting of the… More
Keysha H
Josh Corbett was great, Marcus Thomas was one-dimensional. This film took 3 days for me to watch....had to keep taking breaks to power through it.