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Bigger Than the Sky
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 job, and is looking for something new in his life. Filled with ennui, one evening Peter walks into a small theater where a community drama company is holding auditions for a production of +Cyrano de Bergerac. While Peter has no acting experience and stumbles through his impromptu audition, director Edwina (Clare Higgins) thinks there's a great Cyrano… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An off-putting combination of earnestness and apparent disregard for audience involvement."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"Nearly two hours of an earnest, predictable comedy about a pathetic schlemiel who hopes to redeem himself by acting in the community theater."
‑ Debra Birnbaum, New York Post
"Bigger Than the Sky is, like its lead character, equal parts endearing and exasperating."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"As the main character learns his life lesson from those kooky thespians, the rest of us are just reminded why we avoided drama club in the first place."
‑ , E! Online
"Yup, this is another one of those flicks about how wacky life in the theater is, and how wacky theater people are, but it's a thoroughly charming example of the breed."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"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."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's strictly amateur hour."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Feels constrained by its unshakable predisposition toward actorly fawning."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"A sweet story can't overcome a seriously flawed film."
‑ Jeff Otto, IGN Movies
"Bigger lopes along endlessly, a no-surprises foray into backstage high jinks and the notion of life as the best acting coach there is."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"It feels like a work in progress, but there is promise."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
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