The divorced salesman Harvey Bellinger sells toilets and lives with his teenage daughter Audrey Bellinger. When he meets the former Playboy centerfold Lydia Ann Layton, who is addicted in Stock Market and lives with her teenage son Colby, they immediately get married and move in together. Out of the blue, Harvey is fired and Lydia loses all their savings in the Stock Market. They need to reduce drastically their expenses and they quit superfluous expenses including cable TV. Audrey has an argument with Colby and drops his laptop on the floor. His girlfriend Randi Sommers suggests they expose Audrey in Internet and Colby buys a camera to revenge. Soon they begin a reality show sort of "Big Brother" business, and Colby decides to install cameras in every room in the house. They site becomes popular and a TV network offers a profitable contact to Colby and Randi. When the family discovers that their lives have been exposed but in a profitable way, they decide to include two new ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I saw this at the Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Michigan.
This was an okay movie, nothing really special. The first half of it was good, but then it sort of went the traditional route and didn't seem very original. It's about a family that's having some money troubles. Beau Bridges plays a single father who marries single mother Rosanna Arquette. The son comes up with a way to fix the money problems. To get back at his half sister, he puts a video camera in her room and puts the footage on the internet. It becomes a big success so he decides to put cameras in every room in the house. The result becomes one of the first reality shows ever, and he is the only one in the family that knows they are being watched.
There were just too many plot holes and some of the characters seemed pretty pointless (especially Jessica who arrives late in the film and does absolutely nothing). And the ending was pretty weak as well.
It's probably be best to pass on it if it comes to theaters, rent it if you're a fan of the stars, but other than that, this is a movie to watch at home when it's on TV.
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