Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      For Your Consideration

      PG-13 Released Nov 17, 2006 1 hr. 26 min. Comedy List
      53% 164 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score The possibility of Oscar gold holds the cast and crew of an independent film in its grip after the performance of its virtually unknown, veteran star (Catherine O'Hara) generates awards buzz. Though the movie in question, "Home for Purim," is impossibly awful, the rumors of future nominations snowball and attract the attention of a distributor who wants to make a few "minor" changes. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 27 Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      For Your Consideration

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent For Your Consideration on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      For Your Consideration

      What to Know

      Critics Consensus

      As the object of satire gets bigger the jokes become thinner, and Christopher Guest isn't as droll or insightful here than when he was lampooning smaller subjects.

      Read Critics Reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (1000+) audience reviews
      Gareth v A rather forgettable effort considering the high standards Guest has set over the years. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 06/19/23 Full Review Kyle M Dated and short-sighted, as well ever cringy increased as the grasped satirical scope's aimed comedy decreased rather blandly due to looks of constipation except for Fred Willard actually making invasive efforts near the end for amusing comedic timing. (C+) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/23/22 Full Review william d I'm a big fan of the Guest/Levy/O'Hara collaborations, but this one just didn't seem all that funny to me. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review james b I have to be completely honest. I did not think this was very good. I love Christopher Guest movies and some of his movies are in my top 10 of all time. This one was just so disjointed though. I kind of laughed a couple of times, but for the most part I was just waiting for it to improve. I would pass on this one if I'm being honest. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dave s With For Your Consideration, Christopher Guest departs from the mockumentaries he is noted for. This may not have been a good idea. In fact, For Your Consideration would have been perfect material for a mockumentary but Guest opted for a standard narrative. The film includes Guest's regular ensemble, plenty of quirky characters, seemingly improvised dialogue and some tepid satire. It centers around the production of the low budget film Home for Purim, a movie destined for the discount bin at Walmart. The movie certainly has some laughs and isn't a bad way to waste eighty minutes, but there's a mean-spirited feel to it once the actors of Purim catch wind that they are being considered for Oscar nominations, resulting in a final fifteen minutes that borders on downright depressing, never a good way to end a comedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A brilliant film. Deftly mixes farce and satire, broad comedy and subtle character humor, as it builds to a deflating climax with a darker tone than Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, or Mighty Wind. Loved them all, but this one goes a step further, puncturing the bubble of blissful self-ignorance in which Guest's characters typically operate. Here, each has a brief moment of self-realization in which they stare into the grand canyon of their own absurdity, and each handles it differently. Even Fred Willard's character, for cripes sake, has a glimmer of awareness in his final moment on screen. My jaw dropped. It was… profound. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

      Critics Reviews

      View All (164) Critics Reviews
      Deborah Ross The Spectator Look, while For Your Consideration may not be Guest's best film, as Guest not at his best is better than most, you'd be a fool to miss this. Aug 22, 2018 Full Review Amy Nicholson I.E. Weekly The point is that Hollywood types are--gasp!--shallow. If that news shocks anyone, check your pulse, because you may have been in a coma for 80 years. Rated: D May 15, 2009 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard May be a small jewel but it is certainly better value than half the biggies around just now. Rated: 3/5 Feb 9, 2007 Full Review Justin Brown Medium Popcorn It was a bit too disjointed for me to enjoy even with the great Catherine O'Hara. Some other characters were just too bonkers for me. I could have used a few more grounded moments in this story. Rated: 2/5 May 16, 2023 Full Review Brandon Collins Medium Popcorn There are still some hard belly laughs in this film despite it's inconsistent editing and some long-winded scenes. Rated: 3/5 May 16, 2023 Full Review Danielle Solzman Solzy at the Movies For Your Consideration might not be as funny as his previous work as a filmmaker but the satire still holds up. Jan 16, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The possibility of Oscar gold holds the cast and crew of an independent film in its grip after the performance of its virtually unknown, veteran star (Catherine O'Hara) generates awards buzz. Though the movie in question, "Home for Purim," is impossibly awful, the rumors of future nominations snowball and attract the attention of a distributor who wants to make a few "minor" changes.
      Director
      Christopher Guest
      Screenwriter
      Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy
      Distributor
      Warner Independent
      Production Co
      Castle Rock Entertainment, Shangri-La Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Sexual References|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 17, 2006, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2010
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $5.5M
      Sound Mix
      SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
      Most Popular at Home Now