Not rated | Time: 1:36
In this self-referential insider farce, Halley Feiffer, playing herself, is still clinging to the fact that she starred in the indie favorite The Squid and the Whale. She tries to re-ignite her faded career with a bare-bones script and a hunt for co-stars. She enlists her wannabe actor brother (Ryan Spahn) and his director boyfriend (Michael Urie, the films real director). And she tries to reel in the likes of Ralph Macchio and Ben Stiller.
A sampling of reviews:
• Nick Schager, Village Voice: Like its leading lady, as unhinged as it is hilarious. Whether guzzling bottles of champagne through a straw or re-enacting the death scene from The Outsiders in a crowded restaurant, Feiffer is a brazenly tasteless riot.
• Addison Wylie, Wylie Writes: One of those movies where the leading cast were all having fun and forgot to include audiences in on the joke. Its as if Feiffer and her gang realized that mugging, screaming, and contorting their faces was a much easier way to generate laughs than to do research about how to stick it to Hollywood.
(At the Screenland Crown Center.)
| Sharon Hoffmann