6.7/10
11,574
47 user 67 critic

My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2017 (USA)
Trailer
1:51 | Trailer
Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Director:

John Dower
4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Theroux ... Self - Presenter
Tom Cruise ... Self (archive footage)
Marty Rathbun Marty Rathbun ... Self - Former Inspector General, Church of Scientology
Paz de la Huerta ... Self (as Paz)
David Miscavige ... Self (archive footage)
Ted Koppel ... Self - Interviewer (archive footage)
Chris Gehrt ... Self
Andrew Perez ... David Miscavige
Steven Mango ... Self - Scientologist, 2009-2012 (as Steve Mango)
Marc Headley ... Self - Sea Org., 1990-2005
Tom De Vocht Tom De Vocht ... Self - Sea Org., 1974-2005
Catherine Fraser Catherine Fraser ... Self
Jefferson Hawkins Jefferson Hawkins ... Self - Sea Org., 1967-2005 (as Jeff Hawkins)
Mark Yager Mark Yager ... Self - 'squirrel buster'
Jenny De Vocht Jenny De Vocht ... Self - 'squirrel buster'
Learn more

More Like This 

When Louis Met... Jimmy (TV Special 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louis Theroux spends a week with the eccentric broadcaster and charity fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile and attempts to get behind the public persona.

Director: Will Yapp
Stars: Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile, Michael Buerk
Louis Theroux: Savile (TV Movie 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In light of numerous allegations of abuse and sexual violence against the late Sir Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux re-examines his media relationship with the enigmatic public figure.

Director: Arthur Cary
Stars: Louis Theroux, Jimmy Savile, Kat Ward
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Louis Theroux documents some of the US's most bizarre happenings, events and rituals, by getting involved himself.

Stars: Louis Theroux, David Paul, Randy James
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Louis Theroux traces the fortunes of different people living in South London suffering from alcoholism.

Director: Tom Barrow
Stars: Pieter Swanepoel, Mariana, Ian Webzell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Louis returns to the Phelps family to find that several members have left the cult, and that they are being sued.

Director: Emma Cooper
Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Louis Theroux returns to visit the Westboro Baptist Church in the wake of the death of its leader.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Steve Drain, Rachel Hockenbarger, Steven Holroyd
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Louis meets the Phelps family, who protest against an America that tolerates homosexuality

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor
Stars: Louis Theroux, Lauren Drain, Steve Drain
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Louis Theroux visits three American cities and examines a uniquely devastating human crisis in each - opioid and heroin addiction in Huntington, sex trafficking in Houston, and murder in Milwaukee.

Stars: Louis Theroux, Stephen R. Basting, Shunta Boston-Smith
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Louis Theroux travels to San Francisco where a group of doctors help kids who claim to be born in the wrong body.

Director: Tom Barrow
Stars: Louis Theroux, Camille, Casey
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Louis Theroux meets people living with the long-term effects of a brain injury.

Director: Jamie Pickup
Stars: Louis Theroux, Earl Linton, Yasmin Precious
Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Louis investigates Ohio's state psychiatric hospitals, meeting patients who have committed crimes but have been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Stars: Michael G. Borack, Indre Rukseniene, Jonathan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Louis meets different people suffering from anorexia and sees how it impacts their family as well as their personal health.

Director: Ellena Wood
Stars: Louis Theroux, Frances Connan, James Kelly
Edit

Storyline

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Xenu is never mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Louis Theroux: [holding an ashtray] THANKYOOOU!
See more »

Soundtracks

Waxing the Ship
Composed by Stew Jackson and Dan Jones
Performed by Stew Jackson and BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Dan Jones
Keyboard soloist Dan Moore
Produced by Stew Jackson
See more »

User Reviews

 
The parts they show in the trailers are good, the rest disappoints
13 November 2016 | by peefynSee all my reviews

I am a big fan of Louis Theroux, and also enjoy him in this documentary. But it kind of misses its mark. Louis never gets to spend much time with Scientologists (though not for lack of trying), which is sad, as those few bizarre moments are the clear highlight of the documentary. Instead, he goes on a mission to make a vague reenactment of certain moments in David Miscavige's life, as a way to explore the background and motives behind the organization and Miscavige himself. It's not that interesting, and it doesn't really reveal much beyond what you learn from other documentaries on the same subject (Going clear, for instance).

The meetings with former church members are alright, and there is at least a couple of really good moments with them. But perhaps because they are not the people he is after, Louis never probes that deep into them. If he did, those moments does not end up on screen.

It's a documentary worth watching if you like his stuff, but it's not as good as many of the episodes of his shows.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Louis Theroux og scientologane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,180, 12 March 2017

Gross USA:

$22,936

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,130,866
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Films, Red Box Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed