Waiting For Guffman (Region A Blu-ray)

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Product Details

Barcode
888574535582
Department
Movies & TV
Released
26 Sep 2017
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region A
Studio
Allied Vaughn
Age Restriction
R
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Waiting for Guffman
Release Year
1997
Running Time
84 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Musicals / Bucolic / Documentary / Essential Cinema / Independent / Showbiz / Spoof / Stage Play / Theatrical Release
Synopsis
The star-struck denizens of backwater burg Blaine, Missouri, gear up for their chance in the limelight when their community theatre impresario promises them that talent scout Mort Guffman will attend the opening of their sesquicentennial gala, a musical revue called "Red, White, and Blaine." A charming "mockumentary" co-scripted and directed by that genre's unofficial kingpin, Christopher Guest (of THIS IS SPINAL TAP fame).
Notes
Co-produced by Pale Morning Dun.

Shown at the 1996 Boston Film Festival.

Although the film is set in Missouri, it was shot in Lockhart and Austin, Texas.
Release Notes
Blu-ray Disc Features:
  • Region [unknown]
  • Note: Feature-length audio commentary by director/cowriter Christopher Guest and costar Eugene Levy
  • Additional scenes with optional Guest/Levy commentary
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Widescreen - 1.78
Audio:
  • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
  • DTS HD Master Audio - English
  • Subtitles - English
Cast & Crew
Director
Christopher Guest
Star
Bob Balaban / Paul Dooley / Christopher Guest / Eugene Levy / Catherine O'Hara / Parker Posey / Fred Willard
Screenwriter
Christopher Guest / Eugene Levy
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...It proceeds with a certain comic relentlessness from setup to payoff, and its deliberation is part of the fun..."
Roger Ebert (21 Feb 1997, p.35)
Entertainment Weekly
"...A madcap gem....A veritable triumph of tackiness..."
Owen Gleiberman (14 Feb 1997, p.43)
Los Angeles Times
"...A sly and gleeful comedy showcase that pokes clever fun at the American musical, amateur theatricals and anything else that's not nailed down..."
Kenneth Turan (31 Jan 1997, p.F1)
New York Times
"...Sly....[Posey] steals yet another movie....[She] is headed for big things..."
Janet Maslin (31 Jan 1997, p.C6)
USA Today
"...The nonstop amusing mockumentary WAITING FOR GUFFMAN does to small-town acting troupes what THIS IS SPINAL TAP did to heavy-metal..."--3.5 out of 4 stars
Susan Wloszczyna (31 Jan 1997, p.3D)
Variety
"...[This] mockumentary from SPINAL TAP alumnus Christopher Guest has genuine laughs..."
Daniel M. Kimmel (16 Sep 1996, )
Wall Street Journal
"This send-up of amateur theatrics was directed by the master of the mockumentary, Christopher Guest."
(10 Jul 2009, )