For Your Consideration
For Your Consideration ★★½ 2006 (PG-13)
Writing team Guest and Levy drop their patented “mockumentary” format, but not their sly satire in this send-up of Hollywood's awards season. Marilyn Hack (O'Hara) is a fading actress stuck in a bad low-budget movie until an Internet rumor deems her performance Oscar-worthy. As the buzz grows, she and her costars (Shearer, Posey) begin campaigning for nominations and the studio head (Gervais) becomes interested. Levy and Guest get the most out of their ensemble cast (including themselves), especially O'Hara. Fred Willard and Jane Lynch are a highlight as clueless entertainment show hosts. 86m/C DVD . US Catherine O'Hara, Harry Shearer, Parker Posey, John Michael Higgins, Christopher Moynihan, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch, Ricky Gervais, Bob Balaban, Michael McKean, Ed Begley Jr., Jim Piddock, Rachael Harris, Eugene Levy, Carrie Aizley, Christopher Guest; D: Christopher Guest; W: Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest; C: Roberto Schaefer; M: C.J. Vanston.