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Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Release Date: 3-FEB-2004
Media Type: DVD
- Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen footage specially compiled by Christopher Guest
- Feature-length commentary and selectable deleted scenes commentary by Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Top Customer Reviews
The humor in Guffman is of the cut-above variety, founded on relationships and underlined by the characters� hopes. Guest plays Corky St. Clair, a refugee from Broadway who has found a niche for his special abilities as the de facto King of Theater in Blaine. Levy plays the town dentist who is auditioning for the very first time. Parker Posey is the perky, poignant and perhaps pathetic ingenue who works at the Dairy Queen. Catherine O�Hara and Fred Willard prove the maxim that matching sweatsuits betray an unhappy marriage. Bob Balaban plays Lloyd Miller the music director who is grounded in reality, although his suggestion that the cast might spend some of the rehearsal time actually practicing the songs and dances is met with hostility. As an ex-theater major from Hays, Kansas I found the characters 100% real even while laughing at the absurdity of their belief in the possibility that they might take their show to Broadway.
The musical itself would make a great cult movie in the vein of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The events commemorated include the settling of Blaine (in which a wagon train leader manages to convince an entire group of people that they�ve already reached California), the famous UFO sighting and alien encounter, and the founding of the stool-making business which drove Blaine�s economy for generations.
The DVD is worth seeing just for the extra features.Read more ›
The dinky but proud town of Blaine Missouri (the "footstool capitol" of the world) is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a (for them) major celebration of civic pride. Self-exiled theatrical producer Corky St. Claire (Guest) happens to be living in this town, after the failure of his last New York show (he almost burned it down). Corky sees this as an opportunity to get back to Broadway, by creating the historical musical "Red, White and Blaine." In theory, the musical will outline the town's history (complete with a visit by President McKinley and UFOs... on different occasions, of course).
Corky is even more elated when a Broadway scout, Mr. Guffman, is supposed to arrive to gauge "Red White and Blaine's" Broadway potential. This is his ticket out of there... and ditto for the slightly odd citizens who are cast in the play: a deadpan Dairy Queen clerk (Parker Posey), a pair of bickering travel agents (Catherine O'Hara and Fred Willard), and a dentist with a lazy eye (the incomparable Eugene Levy). Despite a round of problems, cast losses, and the temporary loss of an irate Corky, the show must go on. But will Mr. Guffman arrive in time to see it?
In small relatively unknown towns, the people often dream of big things. Quite a few of them also have intense civic pride over stuff that nobody else could care less about (crop circles?).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know what I can add to the already excellent reviews posted here, except to add my heartfelt tribute to the comedic genius of Christopher Guest. Read morePublished 9 days ago by J. A Bowen
I love this movie and every piece of work that Christopher Guest has ever had anything to do with. He is tremendously under-appreciated. Top marks.Published 1 month ago by Patrick C. Wilson
I had to buy this movie since it was my 1st movie "extra" part. I also was in "Courage Under Fire". Read morePublished 1 month ago by TxRancher
This is Christopher Guest at his very best- hilariously exploring the subtle humor of quirky well-written characters in his unique mockumentary style (he was doing it before it was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan
One of my most favorite comedies to watch! Never gets old for me. Big fan of Christopher Guest, & this is one of his best!Published 1 month ago by Bltyler1