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Special Needs (2006)

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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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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 spite of yourself. Written by Jean-Yves Hasson

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Caution: Reality can be painfully funny




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A reality television production team set out to create a "handicap money making spectacle".
3 October 2006 | by (NYC, United States) – See all my reviews

"Special Needs" is socially relevant against the backdrop of today's exploitation driven entertainment industry. How bold to make a film that involves one of the remaining few truly taboo subjects. Disabilities are universal. If every color, creed and sex has been subject to exploitation, why have we not yet touched disabled persons? This film humanizes the disabled, while dehumanizing the entertainment industry "powers that be." This film had me laughing out loud and pausing to try to understand why. Absurd situations and outrageous caricatures make for a cult-worthy comedy that is as deeply serious as it is funny. I would recommend this film both to those who want a mindless comedy and those who would like to be affected. This will turn the gears in your head and tickle your funny-bone on multiple levels.

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