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The TV Set (2006)

Cast: David Duchovny, David Duchovny, Sigourney Weaver, more...
Director: Jake Kasdan, Jake Kasdan
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Comedies, Black Comedy, Political Satire
Running Time: 89 min.

Synopsis
Writer/director Jake Kasdan's showbiz comedy The TV Set stars David Duchovny as Mike Klein, a television producer who in the beginning of the film successfully sells a network on a story idea. The film follows Klein as he must actually put the show together, navigate the corporate minefield of the network, and figure out what aspects of his show he is willing to compromise. Sigourney Weaver plays the demanding president of the network, Justine Bateman plays Klein's wife, and Judy Greer plays his manager. The TV Set had its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

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Depressingly real dark comedy about why most network TV stinks. Great commentary, too. by underdog October 8, 2007 - 11:09 PM PDT
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If the story's a bit insider-ish and thin, it comes fairly close to being The Player for TV. Great performances by Duchovny (as writer whose vision is wholly compromised), Weaver (as aggressive, opinionated and smartly idiotic exec) and the rest of the cast, and director Jake Kasdan clearly knows this terrain. He directed episodes of the single-season cult favorite Freaks and Geeks, among other things. Even Justine Bateman, making like her brother Jason and attempting a neat little comeback, is solid as Duchovny's very pregnant wife. If it doesn't ultimately pack a wallop, the film at least throws some mean punches en route to the bittersweet ending. Quietly funny stuff.

Also check out the two (!) commentary tracks with Kasdan and the cast on one, and Kasdan and director Judd Apatow (also of Freaks and Geeks) on the other - both roundly entertaining. Probably overkill to listen to them both all the way through, but worth checking into.





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