Full Frontal

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Released 2003

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Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Released:
2003
Rating:
R
Full Frontal is the 2002 experimental feature from acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Sex, Lies and Videotape, Erin Brokovich, Ocean's 11). In this film, stars like Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt are playing other roles in movies within the movie within the movie. Everyone seems to be making a circuitous path to the David Duchovny Hollywood-producer's 40th birthday party. One story tells of Julia Roberts as a reporter interviewing Blair Underwood, and then showing and maybe not showing Underwood and Roberts as themselves. Another story has David Hyde Pierce as a man in his early forties who gets fired after a beer comparison, and then even another story focuses on a small theater group trying to put on a play about Hitler with Nicky Katt giving the best performance of the entire time length as an actor who compares other famous directors' works to his.

Metacritic Score

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    When a set of pre-shooting guidelines a director came up with for his actors turns out to be cleverer, better written and of considerable more interest than the finished film, that...

  • 30

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Arid, self-consciously arty and emotionally uninvolving.

  • 20

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The aesthetic of Full Frontal is as rough and grainy as the off-the-rack digital video in which much of it was shot.

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    Comedy, Drama, Reality

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    Docu-Reality, Pop Culture, Romantic Comedy, Showbiz