Queen of the Lot (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Queen of the Lot (2010)



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Maverick indie filmmaker Henry Jaglom moves from the sweet poignancy of his 2009 Irene in Time to knowing Hollywood satire with this romantic comedy that finds him teaming with actress Tanna Frederick for the third time. Frederick portrays Maggie Chase, a B-list star who longs to find love and fulfillment and achieve household-name status, but must contend with twin products of her wild behavior: a court-ordered electronic ankle bracelet and temporary house arrest. Fortunately, Maggie has a team of clever spin doctors (Ron Vignone, David Proval, Zack Norman, and Diane Salinger), who manage to turn her drunk-driving activities into attention-grabbing tabloid fodder. She also draws on the support of a movie-star beau, Dov Lambert (Christopher Rydell), equally known for his no-holds-barred behavior. For a time, it looks as though Maggie's grandest dreams will actualize, as her national fame crescendos, but her life grows more complicated when she follows Dov home to meet his kin, and runs headfirst into a series of show-business legends (played by Peter Bogdanovich, Dennis Christopher, Kathryn Crosby, Mary Crosby, Sabrina Jaglom, and Jack Heller). She also meets Dov's brother, failed writer Aaron Lambert (Noah Wyle), who seems tailor-made for Maggie with his ability to penetrate her superficial facades, but must deal with lingering issues in his own life and past.

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Tanna Frederick
as Maggie Chase
Noah Wyle
as Aaron Lambert
Chris Rydell
as Dov Lambert
Christopher Rydell
as Dov Lambert
Paul Sand
as Ernesto
Kathryn Crosby
as Elizabeth Lambert
Mary Crosby
as Frances Lambert Sapir
Peter Bogdanovich
as Pedja Sapir
Dennis Christohper
as Odin Johansen
Dennis Christopher
as Odin Johansen
Jack Heller
as Louis Lambert
Beege Barkett
as August Johansen
Daisy White
as Shaelynn Roth
Sabrina Jaglom
as Zoe Lambert
Simon O. Jaglom
as Michael Lambert
Simon Jaglom
as Michael Lambert
Tess Wachter
as Paula Johansen
Cooper Bass
as John Johansen
Robert Clements
as Parole Officer
Michael Emil
as Dependency Buster
Linda Carson
as Dependency Buster
Lisa Pescia
as Dependency Buster
Robert Hallak
as Dependency Buster
Lisa Mionie
as Dependency Buster
Gary Imhoff
as Dependency Buster
F.X. Feeney
as Interviewer
Dianne Lawrence
as Interviewer
Gil Whiteley
as Interviewer
Phil Proctor
as Interviewer
Charles Matthau
as Card Player
Len Glasser
as Card Player
Craig Woods
as Card Player
T.J. Castronovo
as Card Player
Natasha Danilovich
as Maja (Masseuse)
Edward Sayegh
as Piano Accompanist
Adrian Carr
as Paparazzo
John Heller
as Paparazzo
Kevin Parry
as Paparazzo
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Critic Reviews for Queen of the Lot

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

Mocking Tinseltown is a pretty exhausted subject, and even Jaglom, a genuine insider, has a hard time making it fresh.

December 9, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Very little in it suggests that Jaglom has changed. But I liked it. He might have been a visionary after all.

December 9, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Juggling love story, jewel heist, suicide and a hilarious 12-step meeting, Mr. Jaglom displays his usual loosey-goosey style and insider wit.

December 3, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

A sloppy vanity project ... rambling and toothless...

December 3, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Jaglom can craft a scene and stage organic conversations, but if his saps and suckers never wander beyond a hermetic view of the real world, then so what?

December 1, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Queen of the Lot is sort of sweet in its earnestness, sort of frustratingly delusional, and ultimately unsubstantial -- but there are moments of meta-provocation that almost justify the lopsided enterprise.

November 30, 2010

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