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Cinema Verite (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 23 April 2011
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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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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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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 »

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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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Featured in 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys (2011) See more »

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Dream A Little Dream
Written by Fabian Andre, Gus Kahn & Wilbur Schwandt
Performed by "Mama' Cass Elliot' (as Mama Cass)
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A behind-the scenes look at the ethical pitfalls of "Reality TV"
25 April 2011 | by (Los Angeles and Toronto) – See all my reviews

This film speaks volumes about the ethical dilemmas doc-makers (and "reality TV" producers) all-too-frequently face. Some choose to do the ethical thing and tell an unvarnished truth, most are happy to sell their soul for ratings. Strong filmmaking from the folks who brought us American Splendor and have now once again cut to the heart of the American Dream. If you watch "reality TV" and believe it, this is mandatory viewing. Diane Lane will break your heart, Tim Robbins shatters deeply held delusions about the Playboy/Esquire lifestyle and James Gandofini's strong performance is a scream in the dark urging us to dump the junk TV and watch more substantial fare. This is great American filmmaking.


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