The Understudy
The Understudy (2012)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 16, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"The Understudy" isn't abysmal, though it certainly is off target.

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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice

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.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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