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Louis Theroux's Altered States 

Louis Theroux explores the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death.
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Louis meets different people suffering from anorexia and sees how it impacts their family as well as their personal health.

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A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

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

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Louis Theroux: Savile (TV Movie 2016)
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In light of numerous allegations of abuse and sexual violence against the late Jimmy Savile, Louis Theroux re-examines his media relationship with the enigmatic public figure.

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

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Louis travels to DLC Warren in New Jersey, an innovative autism school.

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

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In America's heartlands, Louis looks at private collections of tigers and chimpanzees.

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Louis travels to Phoenix, Arizona - the capital of dementia care.

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Louis Theroux ...  Himself - Presenter 3 episodes, 2018
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Louis Theroux explores the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death.

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4 November 2018 (UK) See more »

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Births, deaths and marriages
2 December 2018 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Louis Theroux is back in America again, this time speaking to three groups of people: polygamists in Oregon (which is a subject I have seen covered in other documentaries, although I don't know if this is just a statistical quirk or something in the water), some planning their own suicides, and some involved in so-called "open" adoption (an operation similar to surrogacy, although the pregnancy itself is not planned). In the first programme, one gets the impression of people trying rather too hard to convince us, but more importantly themselves, they have found the ideal way to live. It's interesting how earnest and un-hedonistc they are - but it's not clear that they're really as happy as they profess. The second programme is the strongest, a very serious subject that Theroux treats with appropriate sensitivity and respect, and the result is surprisingly un-ghoulish, as he meets real people wrestling with the ultimate dilemma. A worrying possibility the last two films is that, in the land of the free-market, the biggest decisions of all are overly motivated by monetary considerations. Theroux's style of film-making might not be for everyone, but it is well-suited to certain lines of enquiry, and these three stories are a worthwhile addition to his opus.


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