Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Director: Christopher Guest

Writers: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy

Composers:Christopher Guest, Michael MKean, Harry Shearer

Starring: Christopher Guest, Larry Miller, Don Lake, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Bob Balaban, Paul Dooley, Brian Doyle-Murray, Paul Benedict

More info: IMDb

Tagline: There's A Good Reason Some Talent Remains Undiscovered

Plot: An aspiring director and the marginally talented amateur cast of a hokey small-town Missouri musical production go overboard when they learn that someone from Broadway will be in attendance.

My rating: 9/10

Will I watch it again? Yes.

This picture slays me no matter how you slice it.  It's got one of the funniest ensemble casts ever.  Catherine O'Hara needs to have my funny as shit babies.  She's absolutely brilliant.  Everyone in this cast is brilliant. Last year I had the freakin' pleasure to meet Christopher Guest and Larry Miller.  I was elated with fanboy happiness.  The script is brilliant, the concept and execution, the whole works.  I could gush for hours but I'd rather watch the picture again and again. It's simply stupendously funny.  When Corky (Guest) does that little dance with his pants on backwards, I'm literally in tears every.single.time.  Fred Willard?  Please don't die.

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