A man comes to on the floor of an empty apartment - no furniture, no decor on the walls, no gas in the stove. He has only his cell phone, a jacket, and a hangover. Somewhere else in the ... See full summary »
A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.
This was the original "Real World". The show was a weekly documentary which followed the real life travails of the Loud family, a mixed up cluster of suburbanites. The show picked up lots ... See full summary »
A documentary. that is a follow-up of sorts to _"American Family, An" (1973)_, follows the life of Lance Loud, the son of the Loud family who came out on air, unprecedented on broadcast ... See full summary »
In HBO's one-hour follow-up film, footage of the Loud family in 1983 is intercut with scenes from PBS' original 1973 An American Family documentary series. This HBO film was not aired on PBS until 1991.
In scene when Lance Loud is on the phone with his family and reads a media description of himself and his "flamboyant, leech-like, homosexuality," that's a direct quote from article written back in the 1970s by Anne Roiphe in The New York Times. See more »
The Loud's Mercedes has a California plate with the number style 1AAA000. These plates did not appear until 1980. See more »
Naturally, it doesn't feel real. The first show of its kind, brought America into a debacle of sorts. Was this an "art form" or a voyeuristic trip into the unknown? Now, the whole thing feels manipulated, fragmented and utterly unreal. The gay son, brought the situation into the main stream but it was misunderstood, or was it? The one thing I got out of this films was a superlative performance by Diane Lane. She is truly extraordinary. But the task of reproducing the "moment" feels a bit all over the place. Going from highlight to highlight, if you didn't know about it you still won't really understand. This is no Truman Show. The dramatic structure seems not merely uncertain but downright opportunistic. Needless to say, I was disappointed.
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