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: November 17, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2007
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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.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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.

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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.

Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

This isn't a movie meant to inspire much reflection. It aims to entertain and that it does.

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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

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.

Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Improv master Guest takes on Tinseltown.

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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.
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
Hogans Hero
Not as good as Waiting for Guffman, but still great.
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
Jason Spencer
Not one of his best. While the performances were there I felt the story to be a little weak. Still pretty good though.