Ever seen the show "Survivor" and wished they would just start killing each other?? Series 7 literally gives its contestants the guns. The film is not merely a satire on reality TV. It is an example of just how far people will shamelessly go for fame. 6 contenders are pitted against each other in a no holds barred, kill or be killed contest. The reigning champ is Dawn, a hard-nosed, mother-to-be. We go back and forth between Dawn and the other 5 contenders to see if someone can dethrone Dawn and become the new Champion. What is the prize? How are the contestants picked? These questions are not as important as asking yourself how shameless has our society become?Written by
Jeff Mellinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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The DVD version includes deleted scenes that are viewed seperately. They include:
The reunion with Dawn's family is extended.
A scene of Franklin refusing the radio/GPS rig and explaining why he lives in a lead-lined shack.
A scene where Franklin is looking in the mirror and mentally preparing himself before he receives the note.
Franklin's speech in the mall is extended.
A scene with Connie's priest, where he explains in an interview that he's a fan of the show, that he recognized Connie's voice in the confessional, and that he hopes that she confesses for the two murders before she herself dies.
The 'real' ending, which we are told in the film that the footage was destroyed and then are presented a dramatization of the events. The 'real' ending is, when presented with the choice of killing one another, Jeff and Dawn put the guns down, run out of the theatre, were they meet a crowd of disgruntled fans. The fans give chase after them and, after catching them entering their SUV, begin beating them, presumably to death. This explains why, at the end of the film, Doria is proclaiming that she's been framed and why Jeff survived.
An interview with Laura with Dawn's baby, where she renames the baby Dawn and says she's proud of her sister.
A PSA from Doria about checking for testicular cancer.
I think that somewhere buried deep within this film is trying say that we're numbed to violence on TV and can't distinguish between reality and entertainment. But its not obvious, underneath the black humour of a pregnant woman shooting people in the head, or over protective parents watching their daughter being bludgeoned to death with a metal crutch. The ending is very disappointing, they just seem to run out of ideas. I expected more thought provoking input.
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