2002 Cosmique Movie Awards

   Scotland, PA
Scotland, PA
What if the McBeths were alive in '75?

Directed by: Billy Morrissette

Written by: Billy Morrissette (screenplay); William Shakespeare (play)

Starring: James LeGross, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan, James Rebhorn, Andy Dick

2002 Cosmique Movie Awards:
  • Nominations:  3
  • Awards:  0
Cosmo Ratings:
  • Number Rated: 3
  • Average Rating: 8.67
  • Aggregate Score: 26

Cosmique Movie Nominations

Reviews from Cosmo Voters:

While Kevin is promoting the latest releases on video/DVD that HE loves, I want to add one film to that roster that I think is a "must see," especially by those who enjoy clever black comedies:  "Scotland, PA."  Excellent updating of Shakespeare's Scottish play set in the 70s with a great cast and wonderful indie aesthetic.  Now on video!  And, it features the highly talented, yet underrated actress Maura Tierney.

Based on Trauma's recommendation, I finally rented "Scotland, PA" over the weekend. (I tried the previous weekend, but their only copy was checked out.)

What a great film! For those who haven't heard, it's MacBeth meets McDonald's. Shakespeare's classic reset in a modern fast food franchise. Quirky and offbeat, but with a brilliant performance by Maura Tierney. And even her normally annoying "New Radio" co-star, Andy Dick (who rivals Tom Green for being one of the most annoying people of all time) has a fun quirky-but-not-over-the-top performance as one of the three witches. I can't say anything more without giving too much away, but I highly recommend it.

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