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For Your Consideration
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 matriarch's favorite holiday. When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that three of the film's stars--faded luminary Marilyn Hack, journeyman actor and former hot dog pitchman Victor Allan Miller, and ingénue Callie Webb--may be perpetrating Award-worthy performances, a rumble of excitement rattles the cast. Once "Hollywood Now" anchors… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"In order to stay ahead as a mocker these days, you must nail your subject for good."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"The blunt of derision ends up falling not on the shallowness of the system but on the pathetic souls who thought something would come out of it"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"For Your Consideration might indeed be a bridge too far for the Guest troupe, but seeing it makes you want to liberate his inventive women for other projects"
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"Guest and his co-writer, Eugene Levy, aren't afraid to chew off the hand that feeds them."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"The point is that Hollywood types are--gasp!--shallow. If that news shocks anyone, check your pulse, because you may have been in a coma for 80 years."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"The problem with FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION is that it breaks the cardinal rule of comedy: it just isn't funny."
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"For Your Consideration won't win an Oscar, but it probably will win some adulation from hard-core Guest fans."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"For Your Consideration always seems a bit too tame for its own good: It never busts out the way you hope it would."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Aside from an occasional chuckle, For Your Consideration is banal and, worst of all, frequently annoying."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"The film-within-a-film narrative device falls flat because the inner story is a melodrama with no comic momentum of its own."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"While they do pull a few punches (to the detriment of the story), there are enough laughs and great performances to rescue the film from the dustbin."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
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