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Rating: 7.5 stars


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Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Directed by Christopher Guest

Comedy | Musical

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Corky St. Clair is a director, actor and dancer in Blaine, Missouri. When it comes time to celebrate Blaine’s 150th anniversary, Corky resolves to bring down the house in Broadway style.

Rated R | Length 84 minutes


David Cross | Larry Miller | Brian Doyle-Murray | Parker Posey | Catherine O'Hara | Bob Balaban | Christopher Guest | Paul Dooley | Fred Willard | Eugene Levy | Don Lake | Matt Keeslar | Paul Benedict | Bob Odenkirk | Scott Williamson | Michael Hitchcock | Lewis Arquette | Kathy Lamkin | Margaret Bowman | Deborah Theaker

Viewing Notes

RIP Fred Willard
September 18, 1939 - May 15, 2020

Great to revisit this in my way to celebrate the life of Fred Willard, who has been in so many things throughout my life (REAL PEOPLE, anyone??). This is also one for my 90s rewatch project even tho I didn’t see it in the 90s. I probably watched sometime in 2000 or 2001. So not logged here.

The other day someone mentioned that this was the movie that has informed so much of modern comedy like Parks and Rec and others. I think that’s true for that type of comedy b/c I can’t recall another film before this that uses this kind of framing and centers around people working together.

Of course this ensemble cast is great. Hard to believe this was made 25 years ago. Fred Willard is wonderful; his best scene is probably with Eugene Levy at the Chinese restaurant. Such a huge talent.


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