DVD He’s Way More Famous Than You

DVD He’s Way More Famous Than You
DVD He’s Way More Famous Than You

Run time: 96 min
Rating: 3.7
Genres: Comedy
Director: Michael Urie
Writers: Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn
Stars: Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Ashlie Atkinson
When once-up-and-coming indie film starlet Halley Feiffer loses her boyfriend, her agent and her career in one fell swoop she finally realizes that something in her life has got to change… she has to become WAY MORE FAMOUS! Armed with a stolen script and two pitchers of sangria, Halley enlists the help of her brother Ryan and his boyfriend to make her own movie, starring herself (of course) as herself, and any A-list celebrity she can land along the way. From seducing the Karate Kid to kidnapping Hollywood’s biggest name in comedy, Halley will stop at nothing to get her movie made even it means hurting the only people who truly care about her. Written by Anonymous
Plot Keywords: celebrity, new york city, new york, claim in title, fame
Country: USA
Release Date: 10 May 2013 (USA)


  1. When you feel like you've seen everything before and no movie can make you laugh out loud than just see this one. Seriously. When reading the storyline I thought it would be another stupid comedy with a few funny moments… Nope. This movie is something special! To tell the truth sometimes I burst out laughing and crying as the humor was just killing fun!! The main characters are so optimistic and energetic that you really believe in their success. Ha-ha, I wasn't disappointed by their results, you should see what kind of movie they shoot!

    I should admit that the script is absolutely superb. One can't even imagine what's gonna happen in a second and it's cool that you don't have a clue of what Halley will do next. Want to notice that Halley Feiffer rocks as an actress. I've never seen a single movie with her or with Ryan Spahn, but I was impressed by their talent. Hope to see more good movies with them starring. If you hesitate whether to watch it or not – don't doubt as it will make your day!

  2. I cannot abide there being only one review (and a scathing one at that!) available.

    Everything the last reviewer hated, I loved. I found the movie's sensibility to be fun and over-the-top, campy and playful. The main character is, of course, totally awful, but she's living in a world of insanity and that's sort of the point.

    She's insufferable past the point of realism (I hope!) and if you just grab some popcorn and sit back, you will witness a very colorful and original type of train wreck.

    I would recommend this to people who like extreme characters, appreciate movies about "the industry," and are bored with movies who play it safe with their characters' likability. This is way more risky and fun!

  3. My expectations weren't too high when I went to see "He's way more famous than you". But then I changed my mind. The gimmick is that this movie was written by Halley Feiffer who also played the main character, so it claims to be a little bit biographical though I don't think the real Halley is as crazy as her character is. Basically this is a movie about people mad on Hollywood. It's amazing how supportive people around Haley are. She drives them crazy, but they continue to believe in her ideas. I laughed during the whole movie as the actors are hilarious! I even didn't notice how the time passed by. Wish the movie was longer so I could have more fun! Also the movie has a few soppy and touching moments which fit in with the main message about "family" and "sticking together". I would recommend it to people who are tired of cliché. Unexpected events, sarcastic jokes and mind-blowing ending, all you need is here. To my mind the movie deserves 9 out of 10 and no less.

  4. This is a movie about making a movie, a genre that goes back many decades. As such, I found it entertaining, funny, and particularly original. It is, I admit, somewhat confusing for a couple of reasons. The first is that the 'movie' which the characters are in the process of making is really an inconsequential bit of slightly offensive fluff. The second is that there is a sort of double-vision blurring of characters, cast, and reality going on here.

    We live in an age when just about anybody can make a movie and sometimes it seems as if everybody is doing just that. Halley (the character) seems to think that she can simply copy and paste a short dramatic segment of her life onto a big screen and it will become a film. It's interesting that even when she comes to her senses and tries to soberly pitch her ideas she's got nothing more than a song and dance….. literally.

    This movie, "He's Way More Famous Than You", does have a plot however. It's "A Star is Born" for the 21st Century with Halley Feiffer never quite realizing that she has actually been cast as Norman Maine. Jesse Eisenberg plays Esther Blodgett off camera. The movie has a sober beginning and an alcohol induced haze of a middle. It could have ended on an up-beat, 'well, who knows where this will lead' note, but wouldn't it be hard to not assume that the real ending must be the actual existence of the movie itself. There's even an appendix where we see yet another movie that shows where this one might have gone, but didn't: darkly lit dramatic vomiting, incest, intergenerational angst, and suicide. (Is it a spoiler to reveal a plot line not followed? i.e. Rosebud isn't a dead baby)

    I will admit that the overlap of fiction and reality in this film can be disorienting. Only a few of us outsiders will ever really know where one begins and the other ends. But isn't that all about the world we live in? Isn't it ironic that the very first, very nasty IMDb review of this film spends half it's time panning Jesse Eisenberg not for his performance here but rather for his participation in another film. Nobody wants to see Liberace and what's-his-name kissing, but Michael Douglas and Matt Damon? I'll pay for that(well maybe not). Last night I went up to my alma mater (Juilliard didn't even have a drama department when I attended) and saw a production of Twelfth Night. The character Sir Toby Belch was ably played by a student named Ryan Spahn. In that context his private life was of little consequence. But I doubt it would be possible to make this film, with Michael Urie directing, and not take it into account. On film we find him playing himself and someone else at the same time and that someone else is desperate to have a part in a movie playing someone else who is actually playing himself in this movie too. Or is he? Wait! Am I talking about Twelfth Night? I'm getting confused here, but in an entertaining way.

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