The mock-documentary format is well-worn and has birthed many a mutated offspring. Straightforward examples like Spinal Tap, Best In Show and Drop Dead Gorgeous have led in recent years to more complex offerings like District 9, Catfish and I’m Still Here. In some ways, Bfgg bears closest resemblance to District 9, dropping as it does the mock-doc format on occasion, before abandoning it wholesale towards the end. That is where the comparisons do and must end though.
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