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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 7 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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... Pat Loud
... Michelle Loud
... Bill Loud
... Craig Gilbert
... Kaye
... Alan Raymond
... Mary
... Kevin Loud
... Lance Loud
... Watchman
... Val
... Dick Cavett
... Grant Loud
... Cameron
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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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23 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Cinema Verite - Das wahre Leben  »

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In the scene where Lance Loud is on the phone with his family, he reads a media description of himself and his "flamboyant, leech-like homosexuality". That's a direct quote from an article written for The New York Times by Anne Roiphe. She made equally scathing remarks about the entire Loud family. 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 The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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Way Over Yonder
Written & Performed by Carole King
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Oh, reality!
24 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Naturally, it doesn't feel real. The first show of its kind, brought America into a debacle of sorts. Was this an "art form" or a voyeuristic trip into the unknown? Now, the whole thing feels manipulated, fragmented and utterly unreal. The gay son, brought the situation into the main stream but it was misunderstood, or was it? The one thing I got out of this films was a superlative performance by Diane Lane. She is truly extraordinary. But the task of reproducing the "moment" feels a bit all over the place. Going from highlight to highlight, if you didn't know about it you still won't really understand. This is no Truman Show. The dramatic structure seems not merely uncertain but downright opportunistic. Needless to say, I was disappointed.


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