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The Next Big Thing
The Next Big Thing
Actors: Connie Britton, Chris Eigeman, Ileen Getz, Peter Giles, Farley Granger
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2002     1hr 27min

This satire of the art world springs from this question: What matters more, the art or the artist? Floundering artist Gus Bishop (Chris Eigeman, Barcelona) can't get a gallery to even consider his work. Then a thief bre...  more »


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Actors: Connie Britton, Chris Eigeman, Ileen Getz, Peter Giles, Farley Granger
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Fox Lorber
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Entertaining with one big flaw
C. Fischer | Bloomington, IN United States | 05/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The premise is quite well carried off and the art even looks real, but there is one big logical flaw in the plot that bothered me. It is NOT fraud to use a "nom de brush" just as writers can legally use a "nom de plume". As long as the artist was not trying to pass off the work as an existing artist's work, there was NO law that was broken. As for embellishing the background of the artist, well just ask any Hollywood agent about that. Otherwise the story is provocative and does make you wonder...just what is being "valued" in a work of art..the work itself or the label, with the label being the artist's tortured bio."