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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Craig Gilbert, portrayed here by Gandolfini, James, was the award-winning documentary filmmaker who created and produced the original "American Family" series on PBS. After the controversy about the iconic series, it proved to be his final film credit. See more »


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


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


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An interesting and enjoyable look at the beginnings of reality TV. Great acting and great movie. I recommend this. I say A-
6 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"One must never let the public behind the scenes for they are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it is the illusion they love." The first successful reality show was on PBS and it was about the Loud family. The show followed around Pat (Lane) and Bill (Robbins) Loud and their family. It was the first of it's kind and this movie about how it started, what it was like while it was going on and the aftermath. I was actually pretty excited about watching this because of the cast. I have to say I was not disappointed at all. The acting was great in this and the movie itself was very entertaining. I have never been a fan of reality TV but it was very interesting to see how the genre began and the immediate impact that the show had. I do have to say though that as great as this movie is and how interesting it was to see the family problems come to the surface I still have no interest to watch the real "American Family" show. That in no way means that I did not enjoy watching the Loud family in this movie though. Overall, an excellent movie that should be watched. Very, very interesting and makes me wonder how accurate it is. I give it an A-.

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