Posted by: da_nibbler | October 15, 2008

The TV Set

Hilarious stab at Hollywood thanks to a strong script and a brilliant cast.

David Duchovny plays Mike, a writer and executive producer trying to get his baby made into a series. During the film we follow him through the network process, from the audition stages through production into post-production and its aftermath. All the while his original vision gets changed, flipped around and basically hacked into tiny pieces and rearranged by ice-queen Lenny, played by Sigourney Weaver in one of her funniest performances. She has no taste, no conscience and let’s her 14-year-old daughter make the important network decisions for her. Rounding out the threesome of stars is Ioan Gruffudd as Brit-import Richard. He never really stands a chance against the Duchovny-Weaver dynamic, but is doing the best he can with what he’s given.

Memorable supporting actors are Judy Greer, Fran Kranz, Lindsey Sloane and Justine Bateman. Especially Fran Kranz as Zach Harper is brilliant playing the young, horrible, over-the-top-actor and wannabe star.

Overall I really enjoyed this film. Easily relatable and accessible for the mainstream audience this sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek comedy is a must see!


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