Showboy (2002)

Written and directed by co-stars Lindy Heymann and Christian Taylor, Showboy is a comedic mockumentary about a Hollywood writer trying to make it onto the Las Vegas stage. Real-life British filmmaker Heymann takes her documentary crew into… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 22, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.

Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News

Showboy is enjoyable if you're comfortable with the mix of fact and fiction and don't care what's true and what's not.

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Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative

a legitimately smart and appealing work

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

To their credit, the filmmakers don't repair their hero's aching heart, but they do grant him a brief moment in the Vegas spotlight, surely all that any chorus boy (or girl) could ask.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A clever hide-and-seek game of reality versus fiction that reveals itself as not the movie you thought it was when the final credits roll.

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David Foucher
EDGE Boston

The most entertaining part of Christian Taylor's "Showboy" is deciphering fact from fiction... and that's not a compliment.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Slyly amusing yet poignant.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A no-budget vanity production that almost instantly wears out its welcome.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Silly only begins to describe this, but along the way, bitter truths are revealed and some real laughs delivered.

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Witty, touching, uncomfortable at times, and always funny. This is a clever and unique story about a person too proud to admit failure and the struggles we all… More
Daniel Parsons
A young British documentarian, Lindy Heymann, is given the assignment of finding a successful young British subject living in the US and making a career in… More