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3.4
104 Ratings

Actress

Directed by Robert Greene
United States, 2014
Documentary

Synopsis

Brandy Burre had a recurring role on The Wire when she gave up her career to start a family. When she decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she’s carefully created crumbles around her. It’s a film about starring in the movie of your life.

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Actress Directed by Robert Greene

Awards & Festivals

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Documentary

Gotham Awards

2014 | 2 nominations including: Audience Award

What are people saying?

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film Actress

    Quite a candid look at life choices and the often narcissistic nature of the actor ego. The doco itself is well put together save for a bit of overly-repetitive emotional score triggering and there is a surprising amount of poetry in the slow motion sequences. 3 stars

  • Lucas Granero's rating of the film Actress

    Actriz que juega a tener una vida real mientras actúa que su vida real en realidad es una ficción o bien una ficción sobre una actriz retirada que tiene una nueva vida a su alrededor o tal vez un documental feminista sobre amas de casas que toman el control de su vida o, quizás, simplemente, un retrato de una mujer en perpetuo movimiento para poder salir de la confusión y encontrar lo que verdaderamente la haga feliz

  • Ben Loory's rating of the film Actress

    okay, yes, wow, that's a million times better than that Katy with an I movie! almost didn't watch this after sitting through that, but yes, i see-- he's grown as a director! and managed to find some much more interesting subjects.

  • Soulo_Guero's rating of the film Actress

    Even though this is a "documentary," I feel I am watching an actress acting the parts in between doing actual work as an actress. Surreal. I can certainly relate to not having much of a personality and working to "act" most/all of the time. In this microcosm, we get to witness her toe the line. It's hardship on an aesthetic level that her instincts try to manage.

  • T Mills's rating of the film Actress

    A surprisingly uncomfortable movie to watch because of Brandy's personality and actions. She's not overtly bothersome but it's the small things, the little choices she makes and the way she thinks that actually disturbed me. An interesting portrait of an actress and human being.

  • mebbee's rating of the film Actress

    Accomplished. Tells a woman's story through and through. And, maybe this is a spoiler alert, but when she enters her ex-partner's apartment towards the end of the film it reminds me of when Sally Field's character visits Robin William's apartment in Mrs. Doubtfire. - I know I know that level of description. I should be a film critic. ;-)

  • Kyle Knapp's rating of the film Actress

    I couldn't believe how much this captivated me: beautifully shot, fascinatingly inscrutable, set to an immaculately curated soundtrack, and pinned down by the engrossing titular pseudo-performance at its center. Certain stretches - the last few minutes in particular - achieve surprising levels of tension for the subject matter, using nothing but old fashioned good filmmaking. Impulsive and irreverent, but grounded.

  • laurax's rating of the film Actress

    A mixed bag. I would probably give it 2 1/2 stars if Mubi had half stars. Some interesting scenes interspersed with some corny overdone scenes. Brandy was like the movie. She had some thought provoking things to say and then other rather ordinary musings. Sometimes I wanted to continue watching to see what happens, other times I wanted to cut it off.