Living in Oblivion (1995)

Living in Oblivion (1995)

This snarky take on indie filmmaking features some familiar faces

7.5

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy, Drama
1995
TOM DICILLO
Catherine Keener, Danielle von Zerneck, Dermot Mulroney
90 min

What it's about

Nick is the director of a low-budget indie film. He tries to keep everything together as his production is plagued with an insecure actress, a megalomaniac star, a pretentious, beret-wearing director of photography, and lousy catering.

The take

A young Steve Buscemi leads this wry farce about a calamitous film set where nothing goes right. The sardonic script skewers the ins and outs of low budget film production and the various personalities on set from belligerent directors, pretentious cinematographers, and egotistic actors. 

A playful three-act structure and trips into dream sequences keep things light, while a strong supporting cast, including a cheeky appearance by Peter Dinklage and the fantastic Catherine Keener, gives the film the backbone it needs. 

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