Attention Shoppers (film)

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Attention Shoppers
Attention Shoppers film poster.jpeg
Official film poster
Directed byPhilip Charles MacKenzie
Produced byLysa Hayland
Written byNestor Carbonell
Music byRichard Ziegler
CinematographyGeary McLeod
Edited byTara Timpone
Distributed byMGM Home Entertainment
Release date
  • November 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States

Attention Shoppers is a 2000 American comedy film, directed by Philip Charles MacKenzie and written by Nestor Carbonell. The film stars Carbonell in the lead role, with Michael Lerner, Kathy Najimy, Martin Mull, Luke Perry, Cara Buono, Casey Affleck, and Lin Shaye in supporting roles. It was released on DVD in North America by MGM Home Entertainment on November 28, 2000.


An actor from a popular television sitcom agrees to appear at the grand opening of a Houston, Texas supermarket. On his journey to and during his appearance at the supermarket, he learns lessons about his career, celebrity, human nature, and his marital problems from the interesting and strange people he meets.



The film was given a DVD release in the United States and Canada on November 28, 2000, by MGM Home Entertainment.[1]


Attention Shoppers received mixed reviews from critics. Nathan Rabin from The A.V. Club wrote: "As a writer, Carbonell displays a real talent for low-key observational humor, and Attention Shoppers benefits from an excellent supporting cast that includes Carlos Jacott, Kathy Najimy, Michael Lerner, and a scene-stealing Lin Shaye. But by the time Carbonell arrives at Kmart halfway in, the film's already less-than-breathless pace grinds to a halt, crippling it with a dire lack of forward momentum. Attention Shoppers isn't quite funny or compelling enough to qualify as a success, but its cast, dry comic tone, and admirable attention to detail make it one of the most interesting failures to be released directly to video this year.[2]


  1. ^ "Attention Shoppers: Lillian Adams, Casey Affleck, Cara Buono".
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (March 29, 2002). "Attention Shoppers: DVD Review". The A.V. Club.

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