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|
|Box office||$3.4 million|
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
- Enrico Colantoni as Arty
- 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
- Jeff Garlin as Harvey
- David Alan Basche as Nicholas's Agent
- Terence Stamp as Man on Plane/Himself
- David Fincher as Film Director
- Jerry Weintraub as Jerry
Full Frontal had a limited release in the United States on August 2, 2002, opening in 208 theaters, and earning $739,834 its first weekend. The film was released in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2003, and failed to reach the Top 10.
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". USA Today gave the film three out of four stars, recommending it for its "humor and talented cast".
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- 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.
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