It’s not edgy or challenging and the amateur local actors ham it up considerably, but this polished comedy makes for a reasonably diverting hour.
The action takes place in a cramped CBC rehearsal room, where a Hollywood C-lister returns home for a role, clashing with a motley crew of nearly washed up performers, a maintenance man and even a trio of old broads trying to get on a game show. The cast is massive, but standouts include Rhonda Kennedy Rogers as the straight-talking cleaning-lady and Andrea Marantz as the name-dropping Hollywood prima donna. The rest range from wooden to over-the-top, doing what they can with a middling script. It’s not the best thing you’ll see, but it’s hard not to have a soft spot for the Shoestring players.
— Mary Agnes Welch