WAITING FOR GUFFMAN REVIEWED
“Waiting for Guffman” was the first Guest/Levy movie to turn the mockumentary into a thing. While the duo perfected it with later offerings, this film offers a glimpse at the launch of specialized comedy. Yeah, Guest’s character has aged poorly, but what else is going on? You’re watching a comedy play at world building while also designing something to last longer than itself. The film also flies by at a crisp 84 minutes.
The movie plays with music and character sense in a way that feels like the creative team was trying to work out later ideas. Some of it worked and some of it didn’t. What matters most is that it’s so watchable and you’ll always find a reason to go pick this one up. Seriously, what comedy nerd doesn’t have a copy of this movie already? Hell, I own two DVDs of “For Your Consideration” for some reason. Go ahead and pick this one up. The HD presentation actually makes some background gags stand out better than the old DVD.
Don’t believe me, well go to the middle of the film and tell me what’s going on-stage during the interview.
- Additional Scenes
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track