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

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Apr 05 92filmgeek
62T6
Mar 30 lineuphere lineuphere
84T8
Mar 12 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
75T10
Feb 25 mCihhh mCihhh
60T4
Feb 24 GoatGeezus
0T3
Jan 29 Sh4kE
0T2
Jan 17 dcatcher dcatcher
73T9
Jan 14 cshadows2887
92T9
Jan 13 mjbreuer
73T6
Dec 30, 2016 batui
55T3
Dec 29, 2016 Rebert
2T1
Dec 28, 2016 TychoCelchuu TychoCelchuu
86T8
Dec 27, 2016 rklenseth rklenseth
70T6
Dec 01, 2016 kupfertj
86T9
Nov 28, 2016 Ronin22
72T9
Nov 25, 2016 thirdeye42
67T3
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
85T9
Nov 21, 2016 mathiasa
70T8
Nov 06, 2016 PaulB1 PaulB1
83T6
Oct 07, 2016 TheMarkle
90T10
Oct 03, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
80T9
Sep 27, 2016 ERogers
20T2
Aug 28, 2016 skeller
80T4
Aug 16, 2016 monclivie monclivie
84T9
Jul 28, 2016 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
64T7
Jul 19, 2016 estragon
70T7
Jul 17, 2016 kastenm kastenm
70T6
Jul 10, 2016 meliorism meliorism
70T6
Jul 08, 2016 Budhisattva Budhisattva
87T8
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 03, 2016 OneLouder One_Louder
90T9
Jul 01, 2016 jksterup jksterup
90T9
Jul 01, 2016 toro913
78T9
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
70T7
Apr 29, 2016 butthorn
66T8
Mar 19, 2016 Magmadiver Magmadiver
79T6
Mar 14, 2016 Mulholland Mulholland
80T9
Dec 31, 2015 jbissell jbissell
80T6
Dec 30, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40T9
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Nov 11, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
95T10
Nov 11, 2015 maksler maksler
50T2
Nov 10, 2015 RavynLoony
62T7
Oct 16, 2015 EntertainMe
78T8
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
43T8
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
80T8
Aug 03, 2015 flund
19T4
Jul 28, 2015 Infenso paah
80T9
Jun 09, 2015 spacemanmoth
6T3
Jun 08, 2015 ears550 elixir
70T8
May 20, 2015 te18 te18
10T10
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
100T10
Apr 20, 2015 cardsos01
70T9
Apr 13, 2015 snb snb
40T3
It gets credit for predicting the future I suppose, but I can't say this is my type of humour at all.
Mar 21, 2015 windowseat
80T7
Feb 02, 2015 Niksterino
70T7
Jan 27, 2015 sodr2 sodr2
80T8
Laughed throughout the whole thing. Reminds me a lot of Gakuryƫ Ishii's film Crazy Family
Dec 18, 2014 spiritofeden
73T8
Dec 11, 2014 jodamico jodamico
82T9
Oct 12, 2014 b4con b4con
95T10
Sep 27, 2014 alexwilson
85T6
Aug 03, 2014 jackinthebox jackinthebox
90T10
Jul 21, 2014 blucthulhu
70T6
May 04, 2014 ntnvnv ntnvnv
60T5
Apr 27, 2014 mjjoao
60T4
Apr 21, 2014 Toke Za
25T1
Apr 03, 2014 fufutos
68T2
Mar 19, 2014 pvalois
90T8
Mar 15, 2014 Meowfresh Meowfresh
97T10
Mar 10, 2014 Evan_D Evan D
95T10
Mar 09, 2014 Henrik Henrik
80T8
"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 24, 2014 Gorchakov Gorchakov
60T8
Feb 18, 2014 FreddieQuell FreddieQuell
76T7
Feb 10, 2014 Cronos
70T8
Dec 01, 2013 joachimt joachimt
80T9
Nov 27, 2013 HVM
80T9
Oct 13, 2013 tedrock tedrock
20T1
Sep 21, 2013 filmcave
72T4
Sep 17, 2013 GrimsChild GrimsChild
80T10
Sep 01, 2013 mightysparks mightysparks
50T5
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
80T9
Aug 10, 2013 Vmfs
9T9
Jun 05, 2013 debaser1985
77T9
May 24, 2013 bobpage bobpage
62T5
Apr 17, 2013 Rzezak
1T1
Mar 08, 2013 Parallax Parallax
84T8
Mar 06, 2013 WBadger WBadger
97T10
Feb 02, 2013 eats_almonds eats-almonds
6T10
Feb 01, 2013 Seethruskin Seethruskin
6T10
Dec 27, 2012 DrinkMilk
73T8
Dec 20, 2012 Moribunny Moribunny
80T10
Comedy movies rarely make me laugh. This did.
Nov 18, 2012 Ronin21
73T5
Nov 03, 2012 Dogubomb Dogubomb
30T2
Oct 23, 2012 Dufftone
70T5
Oct 17, 2012 tinysausage tinysausage
69T4
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
59T2
Aug 10, 2012 Bondo
68T3
Aug 05, 2012 howe0144
95T8
Jul 18, 2012 dumbjaw dumbjaw
66T6
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
70T9
Apr 20, 2012 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
72T6
Apr 06, 2012 kevin.sheets
88T7
Apr 03, 2012 Not_Yuman Not Yuman
95T10
Mar 27, 2012 sofielykke sofielykke
75T6
Mar 20, 2012 darthfrede darthfrede
70T6
Mar 06, 2012 DancingP
72T7
Feb 26, 2012 wetwillies wetwillies
90T8
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
67T7
Dec 04, 2011 Bandy Bandy
75T6
Nov 25, 2011 NoSex NoSex
70T5
Oct 23, 2011 Darren Darren
96T10
Oct 03, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
72T10
Sep 04, 2011 metz metz
50T6
Aug 27, 2011 Mr_Mxyzptlk Mr. Mxyzptlk
100T6
Aug 26, 2011 dsjoerdsma
90T10
Aug 11, 2011 whitejeft whitejeft
86T7
Aug 06, 2011 soybomb42
87T8
Jul 31, 2011 Scottathon Scottathon
83T9
Jul 24, 2011 jakncoke jakncoke
79T5
Jul 24, 2011 filmcricket
58T5
Jul 23, 2011 fakesenator fakesenator
90T9
Jul 19, 2011 patrickped patrickped
80T8
Jun 27, 2011 GodlessNoble
90T10
Jun 05, 2011 badjuice bad_juice
75T10
May 26, 2011 Dancon7
76T8
May 15, 2011 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
8T10
Apr 02, 2011 postmodifier postmodifier
80T7
Mar 20, 2011 NRM01
57T5
Mar 19, 2011 trevitron trevitron
75T7
Mar 07, 2011 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
87T9
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
80T8
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
48T6
Jan 28, 2011 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
70T6
Dec 21, 2010 moviefreak moviefreak
91T9
Nov 14, 2010 by_Devol by Devol
80T8
Oct 24, 2010 Jerky Jerky
50T5
Sep 27, 2010 Al Chambers
71T2
Sep 21, 2010 DavidKahane DavidKahane
91T9
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
96T10
Aug 02, 2010 AAAutin AAAutin
90T10
Jul 03, 2010 mrturk182
64T5
Jun 12, 2010 Cantstopdrew Cantstopdrew
89T9
May 30, 2010 glkramer
84T7
May 30, 2010 deadbill
89T6
May 21, 2010 roujin roujin
70T8
Mar 05, 2010 jeffv jeff_v
80T10
Feb 01, 2010 empire434
68T6
Nov 22, 2009 Jazzaloha
68T6
Nov 09, 2009 5thHobbit
64T2
Oct 28, 2009 Odyssey Dave
98T9
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
6T8
Aug 18, 2009 letskillrobots letskillrobots
27T8
Jul 19, 2009 mtadkins mt.adkins
88T10
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
88T9
Apr 20, 2009 imdb imdb
70T8
Apr 05, 2009 sebby sebby
60T4
Good, not great. Brooks at his best is still just Woody Allen-lite.
Apr 05, 2009 Q31
91T6
Generally quite funny--an interesting spoof!
Apr 05, 2009 JooJoo JooJoo
6T10
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
55T4
Mar 16, 2009 nunstrangler
71T6
Mar 03, 2009 miss_jesus miss jesus
72T8
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
91T10
Feb 21, 2009 cblur21
75T8
Aug 26, 2008 undinum undinum
95T10
Jul 14, 2008 hellsditch hellsditch
85T9
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
85T8
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
70T8
Dec 01, 2007 welike
30T7
Aug 13, 2007 RPMcMurphy
46T3
Aug 13, 2007 moeta2
87T8
Aug 13, 2007 meester meester
70T6
Aug 13, 2007 Pioneer Pioneer
65T2
Aug 13, 2007 Jack_Murphy
67T4
Aug 13, 2007 jbadds
94T9
Aug 13, 2007 winbran winbran
91T10
Aug 13, 2007 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
75T6
May 12, 2007 Stain Stain
80T7
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
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