Everybody's Famous!
Everybody's Famous! (2001)

Just how far should a father go to help his daughter gain fame and fortune? Jean (Josse De Pauw) lives in a working-class Belgian community, where he holds down a job at a bottle factory with his friend Willy (Werner De Smedt). Jean and his… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though some critics consider Everybody Famous too lightweight to have deserved a slot among the Academy Awards foreign film nominations, this whacky satire of the cult of celebrity makes for loopy, cheerful fun.

Jennie Punter
Toronto Star

The ideas are not pushed nearly as far or with as much success as they are in, for example, King Of Comedy, The Icicle Thief (the 1989 Italian comedy) or even Ed TV, for that matter.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Who in the world is in charge of foreign film Oscar nominations? And what hints of greatness did they see in this artlessly benign little comedy?

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

With so many great documentaries and foreign films each year, why does the Academy so often come up with second-rate choices in these two categories?

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Often loses focus and wanders, unsure of where it wants to go.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

An entertaining enough oddity, goosed by the added interest of its report on the high level of acting talent from Belgium.

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Frank Ochieng

Everybody's Famous! starts out as a triumphant commentary on what it takes to achieve celebrity and the wealth it promises. But as the film progresses, it becomes wildly tedious and wacky.

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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A funny idea in search of a funny execution.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie ... was one of this year's Oscar nominees for best foreign film, leading one to wonder what films were passed over to make room for it.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

De Pauw has one of those soulful, comedically inclined faces that invites instant empathy, and the rest of the cast is likewise well chosen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Everybody's Famous is an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film with plot on fame and stardom bordering ridiculous and stupid, but still… More
Curt C
The ending will have you cheering for the characters, and was pretty moving and honest for a comedy; but honestly, this took a lot of time to start going… More