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Bigger Than the Sky (2005)



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A regular guy adds some much-needed drama to his life in this comedy. Peter Rooker (Marcus Thomas) is a man who has come to a crossroads in his life -- he's just been given his walking papers by his girlfriend, has lost interest in his job, and is looking for something new in his life. Filled with ennui, one evening Peter walks into a small theater where a community drama company is holding auditions for a production of +Cyrano de Bergerac. While Peter has no acting experience and stumbles through his impromptu audition, director Edwina (Clare Higgins) thinks there's a great Cyrano lurking inside him, and gives him the title role. Before long, Peter has gained a new circle of friends, dominated by eccentric small-time actors Michael (John Corbett) and Grace (Amy Smart), who are playing Christian and Roxanne, and a new enthusiasm for life. But as it happens, both Peter and Michael have become infatuated with Grace, and as Peter tries to find a way to win her attention, Edwina begins to wonder if casting Peter was such a good idea after all. Bigger Than the Sky was the first dramatic feature from actor-turned-director Al Corley.

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Marcus Thomas
as Peter Rooker/Cyrano
John Corbett
as Michael Degan/Christian
Amy Smart
as Grace Hargrove/Roxanne
Sean Astin
as Ken Zorbell
Clare Higgins
as Edwina Winters
Patty Duke
as Mrs. Keene/Earlene
Allan Corduner
as Kippy Newberg
Pam Mahon
as Julie
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Critic Reviews for Bigger Than the Sky

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

An off-putting combination of earnestness and apparent disregard for audience involvement.

February 23, 2005

Are the filmmakers making meta use of a bland, uncharismatic actor to play a bland, uncharismatic actor who plays one of the theater's most memorable men? Nah, thinking like that requires panache.

February 23, 2005 | Rating: F | Full Review…

Bigger lopes along endlessly, a no-surprises foray into backstage high jinks and the notion of life as the best acting coach there is.

February 22, 2005 | Full Review…

Nearly two hours of an earnest, predictable comedy about a pathetic schlemiel who hopes to redeem himself by acting in the community theater.

February 18, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

It's strictly amateur hour.

February 18, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

Painfully well-intentioned, the film is undone by a lead character who undermines any goodwill earned by the performances of John Corbett, Amy Smart, Clare Higgins, Allan Corduner, Patty Duke and Sean Astin.

February 17, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Bigger Than the Sky


So many things wrong with this flick, starting with a protagonist who, although "nice enough," just isn't very likeable.

Ed K
Ed K

Super Reviewer

Ahh, the theater, the theater, and here's a nod to loving the stage life by first time director Corley ... that sadly fails only with the casting of the lead, who embodies the drone he begins as at first, yet cannot realise the character arc to larger-than-life animal that the script calls for later. What is interesting though, beside the main plots fail, is Patty Duke and her son working together (and that she is a twin once more!).

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Josh Corbett was great, Marcus Thomas was one-dimensional. This film took 3 days for me to watch....had to keep taking breaks to power through it.

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