6.5/10
3,317
16 user 21 critic

Cinema Verite (2011)

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Movie 23 April 2011
Trailer
0:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ON DISC
ALL
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.

Writer:

David Seltzer
Reviews
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Kaitlyn Dever ... Michelle Loud
Diane Lane ... Pat Loud
Tim Robbins ... Bill Loud
James Gandolfini ... Craig Gilbert
Kathleen Quinlan ... Mary
Lolita Davidovich ... Val
Patrick Fugit ... Alan Raymond
Shanna Collins ... Susan Raymond
Johnny Simmons ... Kevin Loud
Willam Belli ... Candy
Thomas Dekker ... Lance Loud
Molly Hagan ... Kaye
Emilio Rivera ... Watchman
Matt O'Leary ... Cameron
Don McManus ... Moderator
Edit

Storyline

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the first American family to be the subjects of a reality TV show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinema Verite - Das wahre Leben See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Films, Pariah See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

During the band's rendition of "Won't get fooled again" the bass player obviously is not playing what we hear. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.129 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Reflections Of My Life
Written by Junior Campbell and Thomas McAleese
Performed by Marmalade
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely slight--and variably performed--but still entertaining...
30 January 2012 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Modest, minor cable-made docudrama from directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini chronicles the would-be sturm and drang behind-the-scenes of PBS's "American Family", an eleven-hour series from 1971 which chronicled the lives of The Louds of Santa Barbara, CA. Justifiably famous as the first "reality TV" family, this bunch (mom, dad, and their amiable teenage kids) brought in big ratings for 'the education network', even though their lives were fairly typical and ordinary. Picked out of a society column by an ambitious producer, the Louds were followed around by a small camera-crew for some 78 days--to fill eleven hours of air-time--yet high drama was hard to come by (patriarch Bill Loud had the wandering eye; eldest son Lance Loud was a flamboyant singer who had already moved to New York City when production began; while spouse Pat Loud, strong and confident, was the glue who kept kids and husband together). There wasn't much happening behind--nor in front of!--the lens, except for some mild flirting between Pat and the crafty, cunning producer, and Pat's discovery that her husband had been carrying on affairs with a number of different women. The editors of the actual show had a tough time piecing together enough watchable product, while this rendering of events, penned by the estimable David Seltzer, suffers the same fate. The groovy production-design is spot-on, and Diane Lane has several strong moments portraying Pat...yet this American family simply wasn't cliffhanger material. It all seems much ado about nothing.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed