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Serial (2007)

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There has always been a thin line between society and the media, and struggling TV-news reporter Roseanne Crystal is about to cross it. She travels to the quiet town of Rhinebeck, New York ... See full summary »

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Roseanne Crystal
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Gary Whitlock
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Peter Brown
Scott Brooks ...
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Officer Jim Duncan
Brandon Bales ...
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Gloria Ting
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There has always been a thin line between society and the media, and struggling TV-news reporter Roseanne Crystal is about to cross it. She travels to the quiet town of Rhinebeck, New York to cover the story of local hero cop, Gary Whitlock. While shooting background footage, she and her crew accidentally discover a grizzly murder scene. At first, it seems like a random violent crime, but when another body is discovered, signs point to a possible serial killer. Sensing a hot story, Roseanne broadcasts a series of sensational reports that send the small town into a tailspin, which prompts everyone to ask the question: Who is more dangerous, the serial killer or the reporter who made him famous? Written by Lydia O'Neill

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What a complete surprise!
4 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a screening in NY. One of my friends had a small part in the movie. I thought this movie was about a crazy serial killer but that was only half right. The movie is actually about the relationship between network news and its audience. The filmmakers used the serial killer motif in order to tell that story. I was shocked at how good the film was because I know this is their first film. I loved, loved the editing! It was kind of like that Oliver Stone movie, U-Turn. I recognized a couple of people from the cast. Lauren Velez was the star and I've never seen her portray a character like this before. She's usually a cop, lawyer, or doctor. This time she was the reporter who seemed like she would do anything to get the story. Maybe I like it so much because I thought it was going to be bad or amateurish but I was wrong. The directors are really funny and it also shows in the film. This movie's tagline reads "Twisted Dark Comedy..." and that's pretty darn accurate. Some moments I was laughing, others I was scared, and the end of the movie is meeeeeesed up! I truly am a fan of these two directors. One of them is really cute! I don't know how much the movie cost but I think the budget was comparable to OPEN WATER. I hope everyone sees this movie and they make it big! I can't wait to see what they do next!


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