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A pushy, narcissistic filmmaker persuades a Phoenix family to let he and his crew film their everyday lives... (imdb)

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Date User Score
Mar 31 Murray Murray
85 75%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
80 86%
Jan 09 M-B-M
7 87%
Jan 01 Lionel Hutz
82 69%
Dec 31, 2017 Malcym
6 51%
Dec 28, 2017 mathiasa
70 70%
Dec 24, 2017 rojatume
78 59%
Dec 21, 2017 strangelime
75 34%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
60 45%
Dec 18, 2017 chineyman chineyman
70 63%
Nov 29, 2017 Cocoa
50 26%
Nov 17, 2017 teaty666 teaty666
100 99%
Oct 29, 2017 Katja27
89 80%
Aug 31, 2017 inmate inmate
84 77%
Aug 24, 2017 skprod skprod
85 80%
Jul 15, 2017 dean_
9 67%
Jul 01, 2017 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
77 69%
Jun 05, 2017 brimaire brimaire
83 71%
May 31, 2017 zomgmouse
70 39%
May 17, 2017 Midaso
6 76%
Apr 05, 2017 92filmgeek
62 55%
Mar 30, 2017 lineuphere lineuphere
84 78%
Mar 12, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
75 93%
Feb 25, 2017 mCihhh mCihhh
60 37%
Feb 24, 2017 GoatGeezus
0 0%
Jan 29, 2017 Sh4kE
0 0%
Jan 17, 2017 dcatcher dcatcher
73 80%
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
92 82%
Jan 13, 2017 mjbreuer
73 57%
Dec 30, 2016 batui
55 22%
Dec 29, 2016 Rebert
2 3%
Dec 28, 2016 TychoCelchuu TychoCelchuu
86 70%
Dec 27, 2016 rklenseth rklenseth
70 57%
Dec 01, 2016 kupfertj
86 89%
Nov 28, 2016 Ronin22
72 89%
Nov 25, 2016 thirdeye42
67 22%
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
85 82%
Nov 06, 2016 PaulB1 PaulB1
83 65%
Oct 07, 2016 TheMarkle
90 95%
Sep 27, 2016 ERogers
20 15%
Aug 28, 2016 skeller
80 30%
Aug 16, 2016 monclivie monclivie
84 84%
Jul 28, 2016 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
62 62%
Jul 19, 2016 estragon
70 65%
Jul 17, 2016 kastenm kastenm
70 53%
Jul 10, 2016 meliorism meliorism
70 43%
Jul 08, 2016 Budhisattva Budhisattva
87 79%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jul 03, 2016 OneLouder One_Louder
90 82%
Jul 01, 2016 jksterup jksterup
90 82%
Jul 01, 2016 toro913
78 84%
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70 69%
Apr 29, 2016 butthorn
66 74%
Mar 19, 2016 Magmadiver Magmadiver
79 56%
Mar 14, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
80 70%
Dec 31, 2015 jbissell jbissell
80 59%
Dec 30, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40 86%
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Nov 11, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
14 97%
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
50 12%
Nov 10, 2015 RavynLoony RavynLoony
62 63%
Oct 16, 2015 EntertainMe
78 70%
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
43 77%
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
80 62%
Aug 03, 2015 flund
19 33%
Jul 28, 2015 Infenso paah
80 82%
Jun 09, 2015 spacemanmoth
6 14%
Jun 08, 2015 ears550 elixir
70 72%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
100 95%
Apr 20, 2015 cardsos01
70 86%
Mar 21, 2015 windowseat
80 54%
Feb 02, 2015 Niksterino
70 65%
Jan 27, 2015 sodr2 sodr2
80 71%
Laughed throughout the whole thing. Reminds me a lot of GakuryĆ» Ishii's film Crazy Family
Dec 18, 2014 spiritofeden
73 73%
Dec 11, 2014 jodamico jodamico
82 86%
Oct 12, 2014 b4con b4con
95 93%
Sep 27, 2014 alexwilson
85 55%
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90 93%
Jul 21, 2014 blucthulhu
70 56%
May 04, 2014 ntnvnv ntnvnv
60 41%
Apr 27, 2014 mjjoao
60 26%
Apr 21, 2014 Toke Za
25 7%
Apr 03, 2014 fufutos
68 18%
Mar 19, 2014 pvalois
90 63%
Mar 15, 2014 Meowfresh Meowfresh
9 90%
Mar 10, 2014 Evan_D Evan D
95 96%
Mar 09, 2014 Henrik Henrik
80 79%
"I had a chance to show the French what a montage is all about". With a scene-stealing Charles Grodin this is a very funny, thought-provoking satire on reality-tv and Direct Cinema. There's a comedic similarity between this and Christoffer Guest's films in the 90s (frequent Guest-collaborator Harry Shearer co-wrote the script). So if you like those, this is a definite must-see.
Feb 10, 2014 Cronos
70 74%
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80 85%
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80 71%
Oct 13, 2013 tedrock tedrock
20 5%
Sep 21, 2013 filmcave
72 36%
Sep 17, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
80 96%
Sep 01, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
50 39%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
80 86%
Aug 10, 2013 Vmfs
9 78%
Jun 05, 2013 debaser1985
77 84%
May 24, 2013 hisblob hisblob
62 40%
Apr 17, 2013 Rzezak
1 3%
Mar 08, 2013 Parallax Parallax
84 75%
Mar 06, 2013 WBadger WBadger
97 97%
Feb 02, 2013 eats_almonds eats-almonds
6 94%
Feb 01, 2013 Seethruskin Seethruskin
6 94%
Dec 27, 2012 DrinkMilk
73 78%
Dec 20, 2012 Moribunny Moribunny
80 90%
Comedy movies rarely make me laugh. This did.
Nov 18, 2012 Ronin21
73 44%
Nov 03, 2012 Dogubomb Dogubomb
30 4%
Oct 23, 2012 Dufftone
70 41%
Oct 17, 2012 tinysausage tinysausage
69 38%
Albert Brooks certainly was ahead of his time, foreshadowing both reality TV and meta cringe-comedy with this one. It's also pretty damn funny.
Sep 15, 2012 fenixdown fenixdown
59 17%
Aug 10, 2012 Bondo
68 22%
Aug 05, 2012 howe0144
95 76%
Jul 18, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
66 55%
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
70 81%
Apr 20, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
72 52%
Apr 06, 2012 kevin.sheets
88 60%
Apr 03, 2012 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
95 92%
Mar 27, 2012 sofielykke sofielykke
75 53%
Mar 20, 2012 darthfrede darthfrede
70 44%
Mar 06, 2012 DancingP
72 61%
Feb 26, 2012 wetwillies wetwillies
90 74%
The gag with the cameras should not be so damn funny! For this film alone, I'll consider Albert Brooks a genius. Unless all of his other films suck, of course.
Jan 04, 2012 green_man Edson Abas
67 61%
Dec 04, 2011 Bandy Bandy
75 53%
Nov 25, 2011 NoSex NoSex
70 46%
Oct 23, 2011 Darren Darren
96 97%
Oct 03, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
70 87%
Sep 04, 2011 metz metz
50 46%
Aug 27, 2011 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100 %
Aug 26, 2011 dsjoerdsma
90 95%
Aug 11, 2011 whitejeft whitejeft
86 60%
Aug 06, 2011 soybomb42
87 73%
Jul 31, 2011 Scottathon Scottathon
83 80%
Jul 24, 2011 jakncoke jakncoke
79 42%
Jul 24, 2011 filmcricket
58 49%
Jul 23, 2011 fakesenator fakesenator
90 88%
Jul 19, 2011 patrickped patrickped
80 73%
Jun 27, 2011 GodlessNoble
90 92%
Jun 05, 2011 badjuice bad_juice
80 96%
May 26, 2011 Dancon7
76 74%
May 15, 2011 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8 91%
Apr 02, 2011 postmodifier postmodifier
80 69%
Mar 20, 2011 NRM01
57 49%
Mar 19, 2011 trevitron trevitron
75 62%
Mar 07, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87 87%
Sharp and hilarious writing combined with really effective performances. Even though some of it is dated, the human core remains real and allows it to remain relevant and funny.
Feb 25, 2011 nilkynarfy nilkynarfy
80 77%
Yes, it's a bold satire that predicted reality TV. But I really like it because Albert Brooks perfectly translates his brilliant stand-up act to cinema.
Feb 16, 2011 LEAVES
48 51%
Jan 28, 2011 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
70 50%
Dec 21, 2010 moviefreak moviefreak
91 86%
Nov 14, 2010 by_Devol by Devol
80 68%
Oct 24, 2010 Jerky Jerky
50 47%
Sep 27, 2010 Al Chambers
71 11%
Sep 21, 2010 DavidKahane DavidKahane
91 85%
A satirical deconstruction of documentary filmmaking, and an ingeniously funny consideration of how the intrusiveness of cameras automatically triggers adjustments that guarantee that genuine reality is impossible to capture. This is Brooks at his height, when he had a unerring sense of how to stage a comedic scene so that it properly paid off set-ups and stayed locked within the established parameters of his characters and premise while still offering surprises about the paths he'd follow.
Aug 15, 2010 cwratliff
96 92%
Aug 02, 2010 AAAutin AAAutin
92 99%
Jul 03, 2010 mrturk182
64 46%
Jun 12, 2010 Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
89 84%
May 30, 2010 glkramer
84 66%
May 30, 2010 deadbill
89 56%
May 21, 2010 roujin roujin
70 78%
Mar 05, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
80 90%
Feb 01, 2010 empire434
68 52%
Nov 22, 2009 Jazzaloha
68 54%
Nov 09, 2009 5thHobbit
64 12%
Oct 28, 2009 Odyssey Dave
98 86%
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
6 75%
Aug 18, 2009 letskillrobots letskillrobots
27 75%
Jul 19, 2009 mtadkins mt.adkins
88 88%
Waaayyy ahead of it's time. Satire of the highest order, helped by some pitch-perfect acting by Charles Grodin. Since most of the humor is in the setup, the film loses steam as it reaches the self-referential 3rd act...but Brooks does an admirable job of keeping you hooked until the credits roll.
Jul 17, 2009 chiphall72
88 87%
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
70 40%
Apr 05, 2009 sebby sebby
60 37%
Good, not great. Brooks at his best is still just Woody Allen-lite.
Apr 05, 2009 Q31
91 55%
Generally quite funny--an interesting spoof!
Apr 05, 2009 JooJoo JooJoo
6 95%
Albert Brooks had some major insight/talent, nailing the absolute absurdity of reality tv right as it appeared. Also seems to have more influence in the mockumentary field than its stature would make you think. Hilarious stuff, most importantly.
Apr 03, 2009 flowing flowing
55 39%
Mar 16, 2009 nunstrangler
71 60%
Mar 03, 2009 miss_jesus miss jesus
72 71%
As commentary, it's as pointed as ever today, but their big deal "high-tech" cameras and computers date the film terribly. I was surprised at how Grodin played his role here, and felt the family seemed very real. Kudos to Brooks too, for playing himself as such a self-centered jerk, ruining everything he touched. I loved the ending, and expect to be reminded of it many times by the endless reality TV that I'm sure is in store for everyone with network TV access in the future.
Feb 26, 2009 Jos Jos
91 93%
Feb 21, 2009 cblur21
75 75%
Aug 26, 2008 undinum undinum
95 94%
Jul 14, 2008 hellsditch hellsditch
85 85%
Perhaps the biggest compliment I can give it is that it felt in no way dated. This could have been hilarious on the level of something like "Rambo III", with the way reality TV is so pervasive nowadays. But not only is this film still current and relevant, it feels very much ahead of its time. If all that's not enough, it's really funny too!
Jul 13, 2008 jstry jstry
85 75%
Pretty funny stuff and interesting to see a time when reality tv wasn't the norm. The camera people lurking in the background is hilarious. I thought Brooks's meltdown could have been edited, but aside from that, it was quite funny.
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
70 71%
Dec 01, 2007 welike
30 67%
Aug 13, 2007 Pioneer Pioneer
65 14%
Aug 13, 2007 winbran winbran
91 93%
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
87 69%
Aug 13, 2007 jbadds
94 86%
Aug 13, 2007 meester meester
70 51%
Aug 13, 2007 RPMcMurphy
46 25%
Aug 13, 2007 Jack_Murphy
67 38%
Aug 13, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
75 55%
May 12, 2007 Stain Stain
80 56%
Another Brooks exercise in painfully accurate but consistently funny satire of modern American life (his first). He plays himself as a total jerk, which should probably get some sort of award for self-effacement
Average Percentile 63.62% from 192 Rankings rss