For Your Consideration

Synopsis: Hollywood send-up. No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives. Agents, publicists, make-up artists, local celebrity reporters, and other bit players round out the backstage ensemble. Hooray for Hollywood!
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Christopher Guest
Production: Warner Independent Pictures
  3 wins & 14 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

- Hang on.

Good, because I gotta take this, Victor.

Look, stop by the office any time.

You know, we moved.

Yeah, talk.

I've done all my homework

on this guy.

I've established everything

there is to know... far as his short-term objectives go.

I know that I wanna defend my sister,

console my father...

...and, ultimately, I feel a sense of guilt...

...for having abandoned my shipmates in

the Galpagos Islands to come home, but--

I think you're making this

too complicated.

This is not about,

"What is the actor thinking?"

You go and see a movie, you don't say,

"I wonder what he's thinking."

You gotta know.

Can you see the difference?

That's exactly my problem...

I wanna show you what I'm thinking...

...but there are certain things

that I'm not sure about.

- I love the fact that you did all this work.

- Yeah.

I think it will help you later,

but not on this movie...

...if you know what I mean.

Oh, my God. Doesn't he know about

her allergies? Here's what you have to do... have to call me tomorrow--

Give me two secs.

--as soon as they get back

and let me know exactly what happened.

Bye. I'm so excited for you. Bye.

Hey. Sorry about that.

Miss Campanella, this publicity campaign

is to be run with military precision.

It is to be timely, quantifiable

and orotund.

- Do you know what that means?

- No.

I warn you. These are actors.

In every actor there lives a tiger, a pig,

an ass and a nightingale.

You never know

which one's gonna show up.

Don't make assumptions about the talent.

Don't assume that the talent can hear well.

Don't assume they know the plot.

Don't assume that they have living parents.

Don't assume that

they don't have a drop of Indian blood.

Question, do I look like

I have Indian blood?

- Not at all--

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Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots. Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis. more…

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