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WAITING FOR GUFFMAN
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WAITING FOR GUFFMAN

THIS IS SPINAL TAP gets the credit for popularizing the mockumentary genre and BEST IN SHOW is usually declared to be the funniest of the bunch, but the most perfect example of this brilliant and offbeat mode of filmmaking is WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. The story centers around a local theaterical production in a Missouri town and the absurd, yet very real characters of it. What begins as painstakingly funny comedy slowly evloves into a touching look at lost dreams and the overall stagnation of ambition found in small town America. Writer/director Chrisopher Guest deftly blends his over-the-top antics with moments of real pain and regret making each viewing of GUFFMAN a slightly new and different experience. (R.J. LaForce)

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