Tuesday, August 26, 2003


A Video Review of "Lisa Picard Is Famous" also known as "Famous"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

This mockumentary about a young actress on the brink of breaking through to stardom has a lot of wit and a lot of promise. Unfortunately it never lives up to its promise and the wit gets old real quick. It would have made a really great twenty-minute film.

Seeing as it was written by Nat DeWolf who also acts in the film and directed by Griffin Dunne also an actor one has to wonder what the point of it all is. It seems to be an actor-bashing piece about how vapid and stupid actors are. Maybe this is why Dunne doesn't act all that much anymore.

As far as the film's intended interpretation of actors goes Laura Kirk as up and coming Lisa Picard is dead on as are the rest of the cast. There are some interesting cameos by real actors who I don't think knew what this movie was up to. Lisa Picard Is Famous hates actors as much as This Is Spinal Tap hates heavy metal. The only problem is this flick isn't very funny.

It also seems to have an axe to grind about independent filmmakers. The point I got was that indie filmmakers are as vapid and stupid as wannabe actors. This is a really depressing film for those who want to be those things. For everyone else it's mildly amusing.

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