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Metascore®Generally unfavorable reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
So amateurish that its awkward Whoopi Goldberg cameo actually adds a touch of class, Showboy is an ill-conceived, often implausible hybrid of fact and fiction.
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Unlike such similar efforts as "A Mighty Wind," this would-be satire isn't funny enough to be entertaining, nor is it clever enough to fool us.
The lesson of Showboy is how disturbingly easy it is for an audience to trust what it sees when confronted with a film posing as factual documentary.
It's a rich idea for a comedy, even if the filmmakers seem timid about making the pic the full-on satire it might have been.
The result is a deliberate conflation of fact and fiction that yields unexpected emotional impact.
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