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A Movie “Waiting for Guffman” 3/31/12

March 31, 2012

It is an amazing movie! It was again one of Laemmle’s Sneak Preview at Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. This theater is my FAVORITE. The director/co-writer/a lead actor is Christopher Guest, and he does very creative, imaginative, funny, charming, and skillful work on this movie. I don’t know why this movie has not been popular…. All of actors/actresses are impressive. Christopher Guest (Corky St. Claire) came to a small town of Blaine, Missouri, to create a musical stage at town’s high school gym celebrating their sesquicentennial. The title of the musical is “Red, White, and Blaine”. The movie moves from the audition, choosing casts from the community, to process of rehearsals and a performance. We can’t stop laughing every moment. The actors and actresses are very skillful to act dumb/unsophisticated characters. Instantly, I became a huge fan of Corky. It is a small town parody in a very sophisticated acting. I learned later that the actors and actresses improvised most of time during filming (in Texas). I hope we can see this great movie on DVD. Strong recommendation!