For Your Consideration
Christopher Guest turns the camera on Hollywood for his next film, “For Your Consideration.” The film focuses on the making of an independent movie and its cast who become victims of the dreaded awards buzz. Like Guest’s previous films, “Waiting For Guffman”, “Best In Show” and “A Mighty Wind”, this latest project will feature performances from his regular ensemble, including co-writer Eugene Levy.
It’s obvious that this film is brought to us by the same team that staged the uproariously funny tongue-in-cheek comedy “Best in Show” back in 2000. Here they provide a satirical look at the dwindling acting careers of two b-grade veterans of the business is nothing short of hilarious. Almost all of the same cast has returned and part of the enjoyment of this film is seeing which actors are playing what roles and who definitely wasn’t typecast the second time around! To this point, as the movie ended, absolutely no one got up to leave until all the main credits were complete. Though this movie cannot receive the Dove family-friendly seal because of occasional profanity, the majority of the film was obscenity-free; in fact, in some parts it’s as if the writers made a real effort (i.e. using “freaking” in lieu of the f-bomb) There were also a couple of scenes that some people may find offensive due to religious undertones but these were mild and relevant to the story. However, due to the language, we cannot recommend this one.