The Understudy
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The Understudy
Terminally unemployed, dating challenged Rebecca (Marin Ireland) thinks she's scored her big break on Broadway by landing a job with the fickle Ian (Richard Kind) helping him manage the darling diva Simone (Kelli Giddish). Instead of a dream job, Rebecca finds herself scrubbing floors while careening from one disastrous relationship to the next. When Simone confronts her, she "accidentally" shoves her down a flight of stairs. Suddenly a star is born as Rebecca takes over, but then a bigger Diva is brought in, The Great Greta (Gloria Reuben). What to do? Kill your way to the… More
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""The Understudy" isn't abysmal, though it certainly is off target."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Seems at times to aspire to being an edgy look at the transgressions a would-be Broadway star will commit to land the big role. Other times, it seems unsure of what it wants to be at all."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"It's all sharp, well-performed stuff until things go from darkly comic to just plain dark, derailing -- and dragging out -- the otherwise absorbing story. Still, this one's a cut above."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
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