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.
 
IMDB:
6.3
Metacritic:
68
Rotten Tomatoes:
51%
PG-13
Year:
2006
86 min
$5,490,967
Website
266 Views


- Question...

...would it surprise you to learn

that I am one-eighth mighty Choctaw?

- It would--

- Question...

...would it astound you to learn

that here on the set, I am Corey Taft...

...but when I'm at home, I'm Jo-Jo?

Picture's up.

- Roll sound.

- Sound speed.

And dolly.

And action.

She's not coming.

She's not coming home

to see her sick mother.

She'll be home.

And you, Shmuel?

How long do you think you can stay?

I don't rightly know, Daddy.

Long as it takes, I expect.

The Navy's pretty accommodating

about things like illness...

...and death.

Your mama was so happy

to see you today.

Oh, I know she couldn't show it...

...but she was kvelling in her own way.

She smiled,

but I don't know if she knew who I was.

Your coming home today

was a dang mitzvah, is what it was.

It ain't no mitzvah, Daddy.

It's family.

It's what a son does for his mama.

And what does a daughter do

for her mama?

Your sister ain't been home

in nigh onto 12 years.

I don't give two hoots

what Doc Silverstein says.

It was your sister

that put your mama on her deathbed.

I know Rachel, Daddy.

And she'll come home to see Mama.

And she'll come home

because it's Purim.

We all know what that means to Mama...

...or meant.

Was that Rachel's voice I heard...

...or am I just going meshuga?

Mama!

And cut.

Okay, everybody,

stay where you are, please.

That's a cut.

I thought it was great.

It's fantastic.

I just have a couple of suggestions.

You guys were great.

Simon, the move is too fast,

so we're gonna have to slow it down...

...and I wanna add one thing,

so just watch for a second.

Marilyn, you had a swooning,

kind of a fainting move which I love.

It's great. I love the eyes rolling back.

I want you to add one more thing,

something more...

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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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