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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.
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 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.
The result is a deliberate conflation of fact and fiction that yields unexpected emotional impact.
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