Full Frontal (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Steven Soderbergh|
|Produced by||Gregory Jacobs
|Written by||Coleman Hough|
|Music by||Jacques Davidovici|
|Edited by||Sarah Flack|
|Distributed by||Miramax Films|
Full Frontal is a 2002 film by Steven Soderbergh about a day in the life of a handful of characters in Hollywood. It stars Catherine Keener, Blair Underwood, David Duchovny, Julia Roberts, Mary McCormack, Brad Pitt, and David Hyde Pierce. The film was shot on digital video using the Canon XL-1s in under a month.
The film blurs the line between what is real and what is fiction in its depiction of a film within a film (and possibly within another). It is in the loose structural style and narrative ambiguity of the French New Wave, and it received critical notice for this style.
- David Duchovny as Gus
- Nicky Katt as Hitler
- Catherine Keener as Lee
- Mary McCormack as Linda
- David Hyde Pierce as Carl
- Julia Roberts as Francesca/Catherine
- Blair Underwood as Calvin/Nicholas
- Enrico Colantoni as Arty/Ed
- Erika Alexander as Lucy
- Tracy Vilar as Heather
- Brandon Keener as Francesca's Assistant
- Jeff Garlin as Harvey
- David Alan Basche as Nicholas's Agent
- Terence Stamp as Man on Plane/Himself
- Nancy Lenehan as Woman on Plane
- Brad Rowe as Sam Osborne
- David Fincher as Film Director
- Jerry Weintraub as Jerry
- Rainn Wilson as First Fired Employee
- Eddie McClintock as Second Fired Employee
- Dina Spybey-Waters as Third Fired Employee
- Sandra Oh as Fourth Fired Employee
Full Frontal had a limited release in the US on August 2, 2002, opening in 208 theaters and earning $739,834 its first weekend.
It received negative reviews from critics. Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 38% based on reviews from 142 critics, with the site's consensus: An [sic] confusing movie made worse by the poor camera work.
Writing for the Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert called Full Frontal "a film so amateurish that only the professionalism of some of the actors makes it watchable". Richard Roeper also gave the film a poor review, writing that it was "like the 'Special Features' disc of the DVD without the original movie".
- "Full Frontal (2002)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- Ebert, Roger (August 2, 2002). "Full Frontal". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- Roeper, Richard (August 2, 2002). "Full Frontal". Ebert and Roeper. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- Puig, Claudia (August 2, 2002). "Full Frontal exposes humor, not much skin". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
- Official website
- Full Frontal at the Internet Movie Database
- Full Frontal at Rotten Tomatoes
- Full Frontal at Box Office Mojo
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