It's just one huge paradox, an ironic and amusingly honest portrayal of how low budget movies are being made, whereas the making of the film was equally ridiculous in itself. A small, amateurish crew, struggling to make a film with small resources they have access to, which according to the director’s diary perfectly maps the actual process of the making of Living in Oblivion.
Our Daily Free Stream: Steve Buscemi spielt diese Charaktere, für die es eigentlich keinen Platz gibt auf der Welt - und trotzdem: Sie bestehen darauf, auch da zu sein! Buscemi war Gebrauchtwagen-Verkäufer und Paparazzo - nirgendwo willkommen und doch präsent... mehr auf cinegeek.de
Well, definitely made me disapprove of filmmaking, haha... Now seriously, it really felt like a nightmare. I wouldn't say it`s a clever film (And we must update DiCillo that, no, he is NOT Fellini) - But it connected so much with my ambitions and my dreams (And my fears too) and it was very entertaining after all, so fuck it. 4/5
Blurring the lines between reality and fantasy this film adopts an interesting premise; one concerning the throes of film-making. Very imaginative and well-executed; one drawback perhaps, is the all too sentimental ending. Interestingly, Buscemi acts in another film about film-making 'In The Soup (1992) Which I much prefer.