Waiting for Guffman

Director: Christopher Guest
Writers: Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy
Director of Photography:Roberto Schaefer
Editor:Andy Blumenthal
Music:Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest
Production Designer:Joseph T. Garrity
Producer:Karen Murphy
Castle Rock; R; 93 minutes
Cast:Christopher Guest, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Eugene Levy and Bob Balaban

Waiting for Guffman
Suzanne Tenner/Castle Rock
Not quite on par with This Is Spinal Tap, but fans of the classic rockumentary should appreciate Guest's eye for camp and the musical satire on display in Waiting for Guffman. Hoping to celebrate the town's sesquicentennial in style, the residents of Blaine, Missouri, plan a musical pageant and hire New York director Corky St. Clair (Guest) to lead the project. The local talent makes Spinal Tap sound like the Rolling Stones. Energy levels and enthusiasm skyrocket when the cast members learn that a New York talent agent may attend the show. Party girl Posey once again steals the show as a Dairy Queen waitress hoping for her big break.
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