The Marc Pease Experience
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)

Ten years after graduation, a former high school musical superstar who insists on living in the past discovers that there's more to life than the bright lights of Broadway as his former teacher and mentor prepares for a particularly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 21, 2009
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Louiso's misfiring comedy feels less like a comic feast than a thrown-together assemblage of haphazardly nuked leftovers.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted.

William Goss

No character is worth caring about, worth pitying, worth paying attention to; no dilemma they face is too petty.

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Rob Nelson

Like Schwartzman, Stiller devotes aptly excessive attention to the portrayal of a character too invested in trivial pursuits himself. It's the movie's one decent joke, but, in the absence of laughs, the most the actors can draw from it is a mere grin.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The Marc Pease Experience is likable enough; it's just no Rushmore.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

No wonder Paramount Vantage decided to bury this.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film is an all-you-can-eat buffet of mediocrity. A spiraling vortex of boredom. A deflated Whoopee cushion.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

Consider: A bad movie about cheesy a cappella and awful musical theater. What could be more excruciating?

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

If anyone were going to like The Marc Pease Experience, it would be me, and I didn't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 14% Flixster User Reviews
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Okay, here's what you don't understand: things just don't stay the same. Not on their own they don't. It's like grandma… More
Brendan Nicholls
absolute waste of time why ben stiller put he's name to this is beyond me.
Christopher Haskell
The Marc Pease Experience is a typical underdog story with the atypical Schwartzman at the helm, producing a unique adventure into the life of what appear to be… More