The Marc Pease Experience

2009

The Marc Pease Experience

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Ten years after graduation, a former high school musical superstar who insists on living in the past discovers that there's more to life than the bright lights of Broadway as his former teacher and mentor prepares for a particularly chaotic opening-night performance. Jason Schwartzman and Ben Stiller star in a comedy co-scripted by Jacob Koskoff and director Todd Louiso.

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Critic Reviews for The Marc Pease Experience

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (9)

  • Louiso's misfiring comedy feels less like a comic feast than a thrown-together assemblage of haphazardly nuked leftovers.

    Aug 27, 2009 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
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  • Like Schwartzman, Stiller devotes aptly excessive attention to the portrayal of a character too invested in trivial pursuits himself. It's the movie's one decent joke, but, in the absence of laughs, the most the actors can draw from it is a mere grin.

    Aug 24, 2009

    Rob Nelson

    Variety
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  • This is a slight and unessential picture, but its quirky, compassionate tone seems destined to attract a cult following, and members of high-school drama clubs everywhere will be riveted.

    Aug 21, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • The Marc Pease Experience is likable enough; it's just no Rushmore.

    Aug 21, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Consider: A bad movie about cheesy a cappella and awful musical theater. What could be more excruciating?

    Aug 20, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4
  • It's badly written and inertly directed, with actors who don't have a clue what drives their characters.

    Aug 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Marc Pease Experience

  • Jul 24, 2011
    absolute waste of time why ben stiller put he's name to this is beyond me.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2010
    The Marc Pease Experience is a typical underdog story with the atypical Schwartzman at the helm, producing a unique adventure into the life of what appear to be normal people. Without Stiller, Marc Pease would truly feel like the low budget film that it is, but with the star power Marc Pease comes off more like the film Election, with Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon. Regardless of what draws you to the film, The Marc Pease Experience remains a solid little comedic production.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2010
    some good moments to be had, stiller is on form as a arogant high school drama teacher putting on the wiz, for the 2nd time, after 8 years previously student schwartznman, lost it on stage, who now is living his life with still big dreams on starting a acapella group, sometimes story doesent gel fully, but the two leads keep it watchable, steve coogen did something similer with a diferent story in the film hamlet 2, which if you like this, you should seek out
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2010
    Total mess of a story. Especially the ending.
    Ed K Super Reviewer

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