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  • 38
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Faced with the script's weak humor and feeble stabs at irony, Schwartzman and Stiller turn it way up, setting the dial at "hammy." show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted. show more

  • 38
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Not so much character-driven as character-dragged--against its will. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It’s badly written and inertly directed, with actors who don’t have a clue what drives their characters. This is one of those rare films that contains no chemistry at all. None. The actors scarcely seem to be in the same scenes together. show more

  • 30
    Variety

    The finished product appears particularly stale, with an unfunny script that squanders its game cast, including a valiantly emotive Jason Schwartzman in the title role. show more

  • 20
    Chicago Reader

    Those who deem the gentle comedies of Christopher Guest (Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show) cruel to showbiz dreamers should be subjected to this ugliness. show more

  • 33
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    In a squandered lead performance, the adorable, winning Schwartzman plays the non-adorable, non-winning title character. show more

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