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Cinema Verite (2011)

TV Movie  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama  |  23 April 2011 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.


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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.

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Cinema Verite - Das wahre Leben  »

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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 Louds' Mercedes has a California plate with the number style 1AAA000. These plates did not appear until 1980. See more »


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Started out well but lost it in the middle
16 September 2012 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

These reality show movies are hard to watch. I did not hear about the Louds before. But it would have been interesting to watch what went wrong with America's sweetheart family. However, the script did not have enough punch to hold the interest for the entire time. James Gandolfini is such a good actor. He made an unlikeable character tolerable. Diane Lane was not quite believable as a gullible, wronged woman. Tim Robbins was watchable, however something was missing and I just didn't believe in his character. It started out fine, had a lot of potential when it moved to Manhattan, but somewhere down the second act, it lost its grip. Wish it had the momentum going somehow. Alas, it didn't end too well for me.

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