November 18, 2006
Christopher Guest makes me laugh. Waiting for Guffman kills me and I own a copy of Best in Show, a movie that I quote frequently. But that last couple of Guest's movies I've seen have been significantly less funny. This is my attempt to say that I failed to laugh at much of anything in For Your Consideration.
Sad since I love the cast and there were moments that elicited a chuckle, but most of those moments were featured in the trailers. Maybe after seeing some very funny comedies late, the bar is simply set too high, but I don't think this is the problem. I think the problem is the subject matter. The idea of a completely ridiculous movie being considered an Oscar contended isn't a very outlandish idea in the first place. So the film plays too little like a mockumentary and seems like it could easily be an actual documentary.
Oh well. I guess occasionallyl when you see as many films as I do, there will be the occassion bad apple.