Live! (2007)

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A mockumentary following an ambitious TV network executive trying to produce a controversial reality show where contestants play Russian Roulette.

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1 September 2009 | Argemaluco
9
| An excellent and underrated film
Although I admit having seen a few episodes from the first season of The Real World on MTV back in early 90's, I quickly lost interest on the "reality television", and I hate the actual state from that TV genre, because it shows artificial and forced drama in order to entertain the viewer.I am not saying that is precisely bad...I understand its attractive, but I simply do not share it.Maybe because of that, I have found almost all the movies which use the subject of "reality show" to be mediocre.However,I think it is interesting to speculate about the extremes the popular entertainment which is driven by the TV channels' ambition will reach.The excellent (and very underrated) movie Live! examines precisely that, at the same time it offers a lot of positive elements.

Because of its poster and synopsis,I expected Live! to be a dark and sordid thriller at the style of FearDotCom or My Little Eye,but the movie really impressed me because of its sober tone and intelligent screenplay.Everything this movie depicts feels very realistic, at the same time it brings very interesting messages about "reality TV".The only fail I found on the screenplay were a few elements which did not feel too natural.

However,Live! deserves a very enthusiastic recommendation thanks to its good manufacture,brilliant screenplay and the excellent performances from Eva Mendes, Monet Mazur and Rob Brown.This is one of those movies which endorse entertainment with reflection, and it deserves admiration because of that.

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