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Live! (2007)

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A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

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In a world where reality and entertainment are continuously colliding, Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Bill Guttentag's feature debut Live! follows ABN network president Katy Courbet and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker Rex as inspiration strikes to create the most daring reality program ever. The show is Russian Roulette, network style, with contestants competing for five million dollars on-air, complete with loaded guns. As seen through the lens of a documentary film crew, Live! examines the competitive and often gut-wrenching world of television production, where everyone from the crew to the contestants to the network brass becomes engulfed in a ratings battle to the top-a battle where questions of morality, ethics and sheer will lead to a darkly humorous and unforgettable outcome. Written by producers

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Early on, Katy mentions the decapitations of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. The first name should be Louis XVI, who died January 21, 1793. By then, Louis XIV (September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715) had been dead for 77 years. See more »

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Interesting film
2 November 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I am stunned by the low rating this movie received so far. Maybe it is due to the lack of explosions and naked women. True, it wasn't the best movie this year and the first hour was a bit slow, but this film raises some interesting questions.

How far can we go to entertain ourselves? Of course this movie is an exaggeration of the real future of television (at least, let's hope..) but it made me think about the dilemma on whether we should abide by common ethical rules to control TV shows, or what the people want to see and who voluntarily sign themselves up for reality TV. In my opinion the idea behind the film deserves a 10.

Live! is set up as a documentary, which lends itself perfectly for the story. The problem with this however, is that it needs a certain type of 'realistic' acting which is hard to achieve, and most of the actors looked like they were trying too hard. The first hour was a bit boring, but after the show was allowed to air, it became very interesting. The end kept me on the edge of my seat.

If you like a movie with a message which opens the mind up for an interesting debate, go see it. If you liked 'Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle', don't.


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