Christopher Guest making a mockumentary about Hollywood is kind of like if I were to make a comedy about the restaurant I used to work at: Waitresses across America would love it, and everyone else would be hard pressed to give a shit.

For Your Consideration follows the making of a film, starring Parker Posey and Catherine O'Hara as the main characters, which gets earmarked as a potential Oscar nominee—leading to hysteria and competitiveness among the cast members. Consideration is full of insider-y jokes about the off-the-wall behavior of actors, agents, and producers, plus a few limp send-ups of genre films, and a bizarre insistence that unfunny Jew jokes are funny (the film up for Oscar consideration is called Home for Purim).

The most effective elements of the film are those that focus on the entertainment media. I liked the semi-hilarious parody of an entertainment "news" show, co-hosted by Fred Willard (whose faux-hawk is possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen, and by far the best part of the movie) and a glacial Jane Lynch, who clearly hates him. These bits are relatable and clever, and unlike most of the "Hollywood-is-full-of-vapid-assholes" jokes, I haven't seen them a thousand times before. It's also fun playing count-the-indie-stars; Guest has packed the film with quirky cameos (Ricky Gervais from the British The Office, John Krasinski from the American The Office, and guitarist Joe Satriani, to name a few).

I'm sure if I were a PA trying to make it in Hollywood, Consideration would be hilarious. But since I'm not, it's at best kinda funny, and at worst kinda trite and tired. The genius of Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show lay in their ability to parody a fairly narrow subject while making the humor broadly accessible. Unfortunately, Guffman this is not.