The Next Big Thing (film)

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The Next Big Thing
Next Big Thing movieposter.jpg
The Next Big Thing movie poster
Directed byP.J. Posner
Produced byAmy Hobby
Andrew Fierberg
P. J. Posner
Joel Posner (II)
Written byJoel Posner
P.J. Posner
StarringChris Eigeman
Jamie Harris
Connie Britton
Janet Zarish
Mike Starr
Farley Granger
Marin Hinkle
Peter Giles
Dechen Thurman
John Seitz
Ileen Getz
Edward James Hyland
Gerta Grunen
Samia Shoaib
Doug Stone
Distributed byCastle Hill Productions
Release date
  • November 8, 2001 (2001-11-08) (Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival)
  • May 29, 2002 (2002-05-29) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
LanguageEnglish

The Next Big Thing is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Marin Hinkle, Chris Eigeman, Jamie Harris, Connie Britton, and Janet Zarish. It was directed by P.J. Posner.

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Gus Bishop is a talented but failing New York painter who lacks the marketing savvy to make it in today's art world. After getting pick-pocketed in the subway, Gus' destiny is turned over into the hands of Deech—who promptly burglarizes his home and steals his paintings. To capitalize on his stolen goods, Deech generates interest in Gus' work by creating Geoffrey Boiardi, a fictional artist with a fascinating profile. Geoffrey becomes an overnight sensation while Gus is forced into the shadows of the ever-illusive rising star.

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Reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 41% of critics gave it a positive review.[1] Lawrence Van Gelder of The New York Times called it "a deftly satisfying, comically coherent sendup of the world of art".[2] In contrast, Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times thought it was "a feeble and tedious satire",[3] and Ed Park of The Village Voice said that "Posner's dishearteningly unsophisticated treatment itself rings false".[4]

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