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The Business
The Business
Genres: Comedy, Television
UR     2007     3hr 20min

Take a misadventure into indie film-land with this new IFC series, "The Business" . We first met Vic Morgenstein (Rob deLeeuw)at the Mountain United Film Festival (MUFF) where he picked up Rufus Marquez's (Nicolas Wright) ...  more »

     
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Movie Details

Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Ifc
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/17/2007
Original Release Date: 08/04/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 08/04/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 3hr 20min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Jackie Woodman's ugly, obnoxious cousin....
Grigory's Girl | NYC | 08/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"On IFC, there are 2 shows about the film business, this one and The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. This one is the pits. It resorts to a lot of lame, shock, dirty sexual humour, and its characters are just overly nasty. Jackie Woodman has great wit and characters that are real. Even in Hollywood there is the occasional real person.

Watch The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman instead. Skip this."
Often witty and funny look at the movie making biz
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 06/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Airing on IFC, The Business is an often witty and funny look at the movie making business; revolving around distributer and new Jew convert Vic Morgenstein (Rob deLeeuw) who is looking to shed his image of producing softcore smut. He brings in producer Julia Sullivan (co-executive producer and all around hottie Kathleen Robertson) to help gain him a more respectable reputation, which leads to the making of a movie from an eccentric indie darling director (Nicolas Wright). Adding to the ensuing chaotic hilarity is Vic's crazy Japanese investor (Nobuya Shimamoto), his whacked out PR guy (Trevor Hayes), and the former adult film star (Karen Cliche) up for the lead role. While yes, The Business is far from being a sophisticated or intellectual comedy, it is very funny from beginning to end, and everyone involved are simply great as well. Particularly good is Robertson, better known as eye-candy from Beverly Hills, 90210; who shines as the uber-stressed out Julia. All in all, The Business is definitely worth checking out, and it ranks as one of the funniest things to come out of IFC."
Loved it. Fabulous!
Kate Conroy | Bloomfield, NJ | 01/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Business is the hilarious backstory of getting one independent movie made. The production company is owned by a guy who's made his money doing Girls Gone Wild-esqe movies and now wants to be taken seriously. Each episode is better than the last with crazy Japanese investors, alcoholic producers, primadonna directors, idiotic male stars and a porno queen as the lead. Effing brilliant."
Fantastic
Alex Davies | 06/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're looking for low-brow, on-point humor about the Hollywood scene, this is just about the best you'll find. The Business starts with a great premise- a porn producer trying to go legitimate who converts to Judaism (adding a -stein to his last name) in his effort to produce a real independent film. Throw in hilarious characters (the crazy Japanese investor is the best of these) and you've got a great show- worth watching!"