Casting About
Casting About (2007)

Inspired by filmmaker Barry Hershey's attempt to find an actress for a student film he was making at USC School of Cinema over two-decades prior, Casting About allows those unfamiliar with the sometimes arduous casting process the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

This revelatory documentary lets us see what it's like to be an actress at an audition.

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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly

Slowly evolves beyond highfalutin concepts like 'the craft of acting' into universal questions about surface beauty, inner depth and the double-edged sword of following a dream.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Casting About is less a documentary than a lyrical tribute to women in general. Strong women, confident women, nervous women, goofy women, beautiful women and just normal-looking women. This film adores them all.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I thought I'd enjoy this, but it wound up giving me the creeps.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A simultaneously dispiriting and inspiring portrait of the auditioning process that will be of great interest to actors and casting directors.

Los Angeles Daily News

Casting doesn't couch its message.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A fascinating and surprisingly involving film.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

I admired it and felt a little ground down at the same time.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Those viewers who tend to regard glasses half empty rather than half full will be appalled at what could pass for outright exploitation by the filmmakers.

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