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Lisa Picard Is Famous Review


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Inspired by its fellow mockumentary David Holzman's Diary, this look at an "on the cusp" starlet named Lisa Picard (Laura Kirk) asks us how fame changes a person. In the hands of quirky director Griffin Dunne we get an often funny and often stilted gag on superficiality in Hollywood. Worth a peek, worth a giggle.

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Lisa Picard Is Famous Review


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Lisa Picard is a struggling New York actress who has had her 15 minutes and just doesn't realize it yet. She starred in a rather carnal breakfast-in-bed commercial for Wheat Chex that made her notorious and got her fired from her steady job playing "Sally Starfish" in a production that tours elementary schools.

"If the director's cut could be seen, this would be a non-issue," she grouses in "Lisa Picard Is Famous" -- an inept documentary by an under-prepared filmmaker who has decided this starlet is on the verge of being discovered and he's determined to capture the moment when it happens.

In actuality, "Lisa Picard Is Famous" is a mock documentary by actor-director Griffin Dunne ("Practical Magic," "Addicted to Love") -- and a whimsically sardonic concept that just doesn't quite congeal because the movie is more uncomfortable than it is funny.

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