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Special Needs (2006)

 -  Comedy  -  6 October 2006 (USA)
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A flamboyant TV producer and his bully sidekicks are on a quest to produce a reality TV show featuring physically and mentally disabled contestants. No prisoners are taken in this ... See full summary »

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Warren Piece
Eva James ...
Laura Wilcox
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David Smith
Jared Morgenstern ...
Richie Goldman
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Natalie
Brian Whisenant ...
Ken
Randall Middleton ...
Josh
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Rita
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Bob (as Joe Masi)
Barbara Ricci ...
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Keith Jones ...
Killer P.
Joel Bruno ...
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Deshon Porter ...
Big D.
Aran Bertetto ...
Charles
Colleen Crawford ...
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A flamboyant TV producer and his bully sidekicks are on a quest to produce a reality TV show featuring physically and mentally disabled contestants. No prisoners are taken in this outrageous comedy which crosses every line of political correctness. "Special Needs" is painfully funny and will keep you laughing...in spite of yourself. Written by Jean-Yves Hasson

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Caution: Reality can be painfully funny

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An irreverent comedy that pulls no punches
5 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Written and directed by promising young filmmaker Isaak James (who also has a starring role), "Special Needs" is a hilarious send-up of the mania for reality TV. It is always a challenge for a comedy to take on a subject that's not politically correct (in this case, people with disabilities); this movie succeeds admirably in doing so. Ultimately, "Special Needs" makes us laugh not at the disabled, but at the cruelty and bigotry of those who would exploit them. And yes, it will make you laugh. The ensemble cast, while largely consisting of unknown actors, comes across as genuine, and complements James nicely. If you like the mockumentaries of Christopher Guest, you will enjoy "Special Needs."


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