The Understudy

2012

The Understudy

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Terminally unemployed, dating challenged Rebecca (Marin Ireland) thinks she's scored her big break on Broadway by landing a job with the fickle Ian (Richard Kind) helping him manage the darling diva Simone (Kelli Giddish). Instead of a dream job, Rebecca finds herself scrubbing floors while careening from one disastrous relationship to the next. When Simone confronts her, she "accidentally" shoves her down a flight of stairs. Suddenly a star is born as Rebecca takes over, but then a bigger Diva is brought in, The Great Greta (Gloria Reuben). What to do? Kill your way to the top... -- (C) Indican

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Critic Reviews for The Understudy

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  • "The Understudy" isn't abysmal, though it certainly is off target.

    Nov 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Seems at times to aspire to being an edgy look at the transgressions a would-be Broadway star will commit to land the big role. Other times, it seems unsure of what it wants to be at all.

    Nov 1, 2012 | Full Review…
  • It's all sharp, well-performed stuff until things go from darkly comic to just plain dark, derailing -- and dragging out -- the otherwise absorbing story. Still, this one's a cut above.

    Mar 16, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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