For Your Consideration (2006)

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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.




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For Your Consideration Release Date
In Theaters November 17, 2006
For Your Consideration Credits
Starring: Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Dooley, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Rachael Harris, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Don Lake, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Piddock, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Deborah Theaker, Fred Willard, Scott Williamson
Directed by: Christopher Guest
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Warner Independent
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