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Linda would love to be loved. Carl loves his wife Lee. Lee is looking to be loved by Calvin. Calvin plays Nicholas who discovers he’s in love with Catherine. Catherine, who is really Francesca, finds true love and Gus loves himself.
Comedy - Adults with a taste for the unconventional are the only audience
likely to enjoy this unusual comedy-drama. Fans of the stars may be
disappointed by some of the actors' limited screen time, and those
seeking a traditional story will also be disappointed. Frequent sex
talk makes the film inappropriate for younger viewers, but they
would be bored anyway.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 8 S-words, 2 GDs, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Lots of talk and innuendo; a couple of dirty sight gags. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Lots of tobacco and alcohol, some hash. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Dark, cynical humor, often sex-related.
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Review Good "The movie would be more rewarding, however, and less of a
self-contained exercise in style (and performance), were it not so besotted with
its own delights and tricks. If ''Ocean's Eleven'' was a high-priced banquet of
popular guys toasting one another's hard-earned coolness in a pointless caper,
''Full Frontal'' is the after-party.''
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Above Average "Soderbergh's recent commercial success and the
presence of Julia Roberts in the cast will probably result in a larger than
expected box office return on Miramax's investment, but I think most viewers
will be disappointed by what the film has to offer. Even those who are used to
art house films will likely be underwhelmed by the bareness of Full Frontal's
Review Below Average "Every once in a while, perhaps as an exercise in
humility, Steven Soderbergh makes a truly inexplicable film. There was the
Cannes "secret screening" of his "Schizopolis" in 1996,
which had audiences filing out with sad, thoughtful faces, and now here is
"Full Frontal," a film so amateurish that only the professionalism of
some of the actors makes it watchable.''
Review Good "Even though this $2 million film effort
has enough to recommend it, don't look for any great meaning here. These
characters are interesting for their flaws and wounds, but the movie doesn't
delve deeply into the sources of their pain. See this movie for its humor and
talented cast and you won't be disappointed.''
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Carl Bright (DAVID HYDE PIERCE) is a writer at Los Angeles Magazine who writes screenplays on the side and thinks he understands the reasons for his wife's unhappiness. His wife Lee (CATHERINE KEENER) is the VP of Human Resources at a large corporation who takes out her frustrations as she terminates company employees. Her sister Linda (MARY
McCORMACK) works as a hotel masseuse and worries that she will never meet Mr. Right. Calvin (BLAIR UNDERWOOD) is the star of a successful television series who has just gotten his big film break playing Nicholas, the sidekick of a major movie star and, the subject of a celebrity profile being written by Catherine played by Francesca (JULIA ROBERTS). NICKY KATT is an actor playing Hitler in a stage play while Gus (DAVID
DUCHOVNY) produces Nicholas' movie. The day will culminate in Gus' 40th birthday party being held at an exclusive Beverly Hills hotel.