Movie Review: That Guy… Who Was in That Thing

by @edent | #

A montage of actors.

Documentary about sixteen actors who detail their ups and downs as they struggle to forge careers in Hollywood. They’ve played cops, lawyers, bosses, best friends, psychopaths, politicians and everything in between. Now you’ll know who they are.

The best thing about me being a failed actor, is that I never have to wonder if I would have “made it”. I wouldn’t have. No one does. The best most people can hope for is for someone in the street to half-recognise you as the eponymous “guy… from that movie…”

A fairly raw and honest look at the reality of middle-tier talent. Funny and depressing in equal measure. Nothing is ever as glamorous as it seems, and the world is much more cruel than you can imagine.

It’s a cheaply made documentary – the lighting, camerawork, and audio are all over the place. Naturally, it focuses on Hollywood – and is almost entirely white. It is, as the title suggests, all-male. All these criticisms are addressed in the sequel – which I’ll review tomorrow.

There’s no business like show-business. And that’s probably just as well.

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