“ It's confusing too.
“ William Macy is a brilliant writer with his understanding of the business, he created a surreal story, that was funny, fast paced, and packed with intelligent dialog.
“ Editing was extremely choppy and character dialogue was too rapid to to listen to with any understanding and too hard to follow even when you knew what was being said.
“ So, I'm entertaining myself!
“There's something essentially pointless, I think, in making films about making films - 'Extras' was a lot less interesting than 'The Office'.
“ It's smart, funny, engaging, and even takes time to poke fun at itself.
“ Don't know if this'll catch on in the overall US/worldwide markets, but we here sure enjoyed it.
“ A pleasant, satisfying and completely unexpected delight.
“ But if you want to get a mostly entertaining/mocking look at the making of a movie and the people involved you could do worse.
“Really, for movie lovers, a pleasant, satisfying and completely unexpected delight.
“ Never mind that the movie business is now beyond satire given that nothing a satirist can devise hasn't been or is being done in Hollywood even as the satirist's words strike the computer screen, this is a vastly entertaining film in which the ridiculous - and how about Benjamin Disraeli as a black Jewish freedom fighter - truly is sublime.
“ Most of them are boring and self-indulgent.
“ I HIGHLY recommend it!
“ Sets, costumes, and rapid-paced direction make for a enjoyable watch.
“ Absolutely none of that is apparent in this unfunny, self-absorbed, toothless and tiresome movie.
“ I didn't really know what to expect, when I watched it and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.
“Good, enjoyable movie, especially if you're a writer and know what happens to scripts in Hollywood.
“ The plot is predictable from beginning to end, including the conclusion.
“ He transcends his normal boundaries of story-telling as a stunning character actor, to bringing charters alive from the page.
“ After Charlie and Deirdre have their predictable onset fling, it's just as predictable they break up when filming is over.
“ Emprin, Hudris, Fuchs, Ikon, Bland, Auger, and more I'm sure that went right over my head.
“ The arc in his character is so clear and obvious, that it is easy yet enjoyable to go on the journey with his character.
“ Unfunny and pointless .
“ Macy and directed by his long-time friend and veteran TV movie director Steven Schachter, The Deal is part vanity piece, part industry insider self-indulgence and wholly funny.