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Living In Oblivion

4

“I hated the business, I hated everything about it. I didn’t even wanna talk to actors,” sighs director Tom DiCillo to Steve Buscemi, on an audience-chat extra. So of course he made another movie – this one set behind the scenes of fictional flick Living In Oblivion, directed by Buscemi’s Nick Reve. Knitting together dreams, on-set crises and elephantine egos, DiCillo’s film is a terrific comedy of errors, overflowing with keen observations and cutting satire. As it smears the boundaries between reality and unreality, stitching in hilarious moments from an inexperienced support cast (Hilary Gilford’s script editor, infatuated with arrogant lead man James LeGros, is golden), Oblivion is mesmerising and revealing. 

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: January 21st 2008

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    • captainchod

      Mar 2nd 2010, 14:29

      4

      Very entertaining. Buscemi is, as always, a pleasure

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