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Jim Killeen googled his own name and made a documentary about the men with whom he shares it.

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"It all started when I Googled my name" said Killeen of his movie. And who in today's day and age hasn't engaged in just such an activity in a moment of idle "webbing." The difference here that the filmmaker actually followed up on his findings by not only contacting his namesakes but also traveling to whatever remote location called for to meet and interview the subjects of his search, even discovering (and verifying through genetic testing) a long-lost cousin. Jim Killeen the filmmaker in Los Angeles found, among others, Jim Killeen the priest in Cobh, Ireland, Jim Killeen the retired cop in New York, Jim Killeen the CEO in Melbourne, Australia and Jim Killeen the sexual swinger in Denver. "Google Me" has not only been given the search engine's blessing, but even features Google's VP of Engineering, Douglas Merrill, in an insightful interview voicing his sentiments on the subject. Whether an effort to defeat the innumerable self-imposed social barriers erected since the advent of ... Written by RK

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26 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Google Me" is one hell of a documentary. It's a very unique movie involving one of the most visited websites every single day, Google. It's witty filmmaker, Jim Killeen has an interesting take on life. Plus he has a funny partner by his side.

The film follows the life of Jim Killeen, a 38 year old man who feels he has done nothing in his life and feels he is reaching midlife crisis level. He does the unthinkable and simply Googles himself.

He decides to get in touch with everybody he found on the search by calling them and meeting with them in their home town. With over 26 people found with the name Jim Killeen, he only got in touch with a certain number since most didn't have their location listed. And even out of the certain number, some rejected.

The documentary really makes you feel that you are not alone and that you are different in your own way. Just because you have the same name. Everyone has a different personality, and it's up to you to find it.

The thing I like most about this movie, as it's one movie that you cannot copy or remake in any way. If someone else tries to do this it will have to be a direct copy. There's no way you can make this movie fresh and new. You have to take elements of Jim's work.

A movie that is without a doubt one of the best documentaries. And one of the movies that has a many morals and themes.

The one I find the most helpful and heartfelt is. You may have the same name, but the personalities, will always be different.


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