A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

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Rick Kirkham was a successful TV reporter, and could have been a major U.S. television profile if it hadn't been for his massive drug and alcohol abuse. Kirkham filmed his life every day with a video camera from the age of 14 years. On the basis of his video material the story of his life is told in this documentary. Written by HardHouseClubber

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Regardless of intentions...great movie
19 March 2007 | by (atlanta) – See all my reviews

TV Junkie was an experience I was not prepared for. This movie was about a man and his struggle with drug addiction. Edited from hours of video footage, you see about as "honest" a look into the life of a successful man both in vocation and family ripped wide open by the monster of drug dependency as has ever been presented.

What a moving film...

I'm not entirely sure why anyone would have a problem or be suspicious of Kirkham's motives.

One thing to consider is that Kirkham received his first camera as a teenager and began filming everything at that point. So the drug addiction and subsequent breakdown of life came within the context of a lifetime of filming.

He did have a very "plaintive" way of describing what was happening to him, but I think he was trying to explain a totally indescribable feeling/situation in as professional a manner he could.

I really enjoyed this film and thought it presented a completely unique perspective on a very well-documented subject. And how could you not help fall in love with Tammi's small town wisdom and optimism.


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