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Famous (2000)

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Release Date
 USA: Oct 11, 2001
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 29, 2002

Official Website:
Famous Website

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA

Studio GreeneStreet Films, Longfellow Pictures, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Stella Maris Films

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Other Titles
• Lisa Picard Is Famous (2001)

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Showbiz, Satire

Plot: In the tradition of such fab mockumentaries as THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WAITING FOR GUFFMAN, and REAL LIFE, Griffin Dunne's LISA PICARD IS FAMOUS is a very funny parody of the New York acting scene. Dunne stars as Andrew, a documentarian following a young actress, Lisa Picard (coscreenwriter Laura Kirk), who is determined to become famous. Dunne intercuts scenes of Lisa and her best friend, Tate Kelly/ Kelley (the character's name is spelled both ways in the film; the role is played by coscreenwriter Nat DeWolf), with comments on fame by such famous people as Buck Henry, Carrie Fisher, and coproducer Fisher Stevens. As Lisa travels from audition to party (waiting for the new Melissa Gilbert television movie--in which she has an important scene--to air) and Tate readies his one-man show, they bump into Sandra Bullock, Spike Lee, Charles Sheen, and other famous people playing themselves. Meanwhile, Andrew keeps sticking his camera in a little too far, showing too much of the "truth" that he is after--and getting too involved in what is going on in front of the camera. In a marvelous move, Dunne casts L.M. Kit Carson as Andrew's hero, documentary filmmaker David Holzman; Carson first played Holzman in the seminal 1968 fake documentary DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY. And to further blur the line

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 Directed by
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 Written by
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 Music By
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