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      Who's the Caboose?

      Released Apr 10, 1997 1h 33m Comedy Drama List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A man (Sam Seder) follows his girlfriend (Sarah Silverman) to Los Angeles, where others offer advice on making a TV pilot. Read More Read Less

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      Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid I have nothing but adoration for cute-n-sassy comic Sarah Silverman, but this early faux-documentary is not one of her most interesting projects. Apr 1, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Very funny movie. I laughed out loud a few times which I hardly ever do when I watch a movie. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member 'Who's the Caboose?' is a daringly unvarnished look at the shark-infested waters of Hollywood's double-talk and ruthlessly superficial professional relationships formed during "Pilot Season," and the desperation boiling beneath the surface of the scene. I appreciate that the mockumentary format serves the authenticity of the story but it's realism is earned at a great sacrifice; the film is not engaging, it successfully delivers a very authentic feeling story but the intentional blandness of 'real-life' negates any possible emotion we might be feeling for the characters. The movie explores the uphill battle of actors breaking from underground comedy clubs to mainstream sitcom success but what struck me the most was how many fantastic comedians are criminally underutilized in their comedic capacity. Naturally mischievous Sarah Silverman portraying an irritable and neurotic bore, ludicrously funny David Cross barely gets a peek of screen time and H. John Benjamin whose wry voice you have heard in so many great cartoons playing an officious, effervescent lawyer. It's an arm-wrestle between miscast roles and an aggressively dry script. It's okay, but if you sort-of liked what you saw, I recommend watching the far superior 'Swingers' which came out a year prior, similar fare but done with greater style and a more engaging emotional core. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This mockumentary starring Sarah Silverman and Sam Seder(who also wrote and directed) is about the period of time in Hollywood in which all the new pilots for shows are cast and shot for the next TV season. While I like the cast and found it mildly amusing, really this isn't a terribly funny fake documentary, but it has it's character moments, but it isn't nearly as strong as the kind of work Christopher Guest has put out in this sub-genre of comedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 20% This was painful to watch, as the documentary aspect insulted my intelligence by explaining everything that was going on at all times and not even a plethora of comedians like Sarah Silverman, Todd Barry, Marc Maron and David Cross can lift this poorly written dreck out of the mire. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member While I'm sure it's exaggerated, the Hollywood fakery and douchiness reach critical mass in a funny movie with great cameos. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member One of Sara Silverman's earliest films; which shows subtle touches of her candid humor that has since become more refined. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man (Sam Seder) follows his girlfriend (Sarah Silverman) to Los Angeles, where others offer advice on making a TV pilot.
      Director
      Sam Seder
      Producer
      Charles Fisher, Sam Seder
      Screenwriter
      Charles Fisher, Sam Seder
      Production Co
      Pilot Season Productions
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 10, 1997, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 33m
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