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Year: 2006
USA: Warner Independent Pictures
UK: Warner Bros Pictures International UK
Cast: Bob Balahan, Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Guest, John Michael Higgins, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Ed Begley Jr, Ricky Gervais, Rachael Harris, Michael Hitchcock, Don Lake, Larry Miller, Christopher Moynihan, Jim Piddock, Deborah Theaker, Carrie Aizley, Paul Dooley, Scott Williamson, Mary McCormack, Sandra Oh, Richard Kind, Claire Forlani, Stephen Rannazzisi, Stephanie Courtney, Suzy Nakamura, Jane Morris, Jordan Black, John Krasinski, Lauri Johnson, Simon Helberg, David Blasucci, Ari Graynor, Scott Adsit, Shawn Christian, Nina Conti, Sarah Shahi, Steven Porter, Larry Miller, Craig Bierko, CJ Vanston, Joe Satriani, Oneida James, Curt Bisquera, Anne King, Sheila Gonzalez, Lance Barber, Skyler Stone, Mark Harelik, Rick Gonzales, Hart Bochner, Kevin Sussman, Jessica St Clair, Casey Wilson, Kevin Christy, Derek Waters
Director: Christopher Guest
Country: USA
USA & UK: 86 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual references and brief language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 22 November 2006
USA Release Date: 17 November 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 9 February 2007


Debut feature director Jay Berman (Christopher Guest), steers cast and crew through a typically tumultuous independent film Home for Purim, an intimate period drama about a Jewish family's turbulent reunion on the occasion of the dying matriarch's favorite holiday.

When Internet-generated rumors begin circulating that three of Purim's stars - faded luminary Marilyn Hack (Catherine O'Hara), journeyman actor and former hot dog pitchman Victor Allan Miller (Harry Shearer), and ingenue Callie Webb (Parker Posey) - may be perpetrating Award-worthy performances, the cast become victims of the dreaded awards buzz. Once "Hollywood Now" anchors Chuck Porter (Fred Willard) and Cindy Martin (Jane Lynch) pick up the buzz, Award fever infects the entire production.

Unit publicist Corey Taft (John Michael Higgins), talent agent Morley Orfkin (Eugene Levy), and producer Whitney Taylor Brown (Jennifer Coolidge) all smell the sudden potential for a sleeper hit. As does Sunfish Classics President Martin Gibb (Ricky Gervais), who suggests some last-minute changes to the film. Lane Iverson (Michael McKean) and Philip Koontz (Bob Balaban), Purim's screenwriters, watch in horror as the first film adaptation of their work diverge from their original story.

Directed by Christopher Guest, whose previous films include BEST IN SHOW and A MIGHTY WIND, this latest project features performances from his regular ensemble, including co-writer Eugene Levy.

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