For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration (2006)

Debut feature director Jay Berman steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film "Home for Purim," an intimate period drama about a Jewish family's turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 20, 2007
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51%
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43%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As the object of satire gets bigger the jokes become thinner, and Christopher Guest isn't as droll or insightful here than when he was lampooning smaller subjects.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

In order to stay ahead as a mocker these days, you must nail your subject for good.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Individual scenes come across as amusing, but Guest loses comic momentum when he shifts between the shooting of the lachrymose Home for Purim and the segments lampooning entertainment media.

Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

For Your Consideration is not Guest at his best, but it's still an enjoyable way to spend a few hours and the company you'll keep is memorable enough.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Guest and his co-writer, Eugene Levy, aren't afraid to chew off the hand that feeds them.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Fans of Guest's brand of repertory-company character comedies will find a few reasons to grin. But even the fanatical will have to admit that this one is hardly worth considering.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

For Your Consideration won't win an Oscar, but it probably will win some adulation from hard-core Guest fans.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Aside from an occasional chuckle, For Your Consideration is banal and, worst of all, frequently annoying.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
After I was five minutes into this, I remembered I saw it a couple of years ago. Anyway, it held up. In fact, I liked it better this time around.
Lewis C.
Another amusing Christopher Guest mockumentary, this time set in Hollywood and targeting the hoopla and absurdity surrounding the Oscar's and promise of a… More
Anthony Lawrie
A mildly amusing Christopher Guest 'Mockumentary' about the Hollywood movie industry. It's not an original idea but it's not the same as the… More
Thomas Johnston
In line with spoofs, mocumentaries are sometimes fun if written well. This is a nice and enjoyable effort but has too many characters to make any real… More
Melvin White
Jay Berman: I love that you did all this work, and it'll serve you well - but not on this movie.  For Your Consideration is at times a mildly amusing… More
Keysha H
Not as good as Waiting for Guffman, but still great.