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EDtv ( Ed TV ) (1999) Movie Information

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Ron Howard


Matthew McConaughey
Jenna Elfman
Woody Harrelson
Martin Landau
Ellen DeGeneres
Sally Kirkland





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From his dead-end job to dealing with his deadbeat brother, the things that comprise Ed's life don't amount to much. But when a television executive puts Ed in front of the camera 24 hours a day, his now-public existence gets much more interesting.

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Snoogans 03/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A satire who's point gets lost amongst some lackluster humor. I was letdown by the fact that it didn't present the reality show instant celebrity aspect in the negative light it so rightfully deserves and instead opted out for conventional methods.

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WestIsBest 11/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I have to say that I have always avoided this film as I figured it was trying to be The Truman Show. Although, there are a lot of similarities, it is a good film in its own right. Matthew McConaughey is good as Ed and very likeable (which is important seeing as you have to buy that people would bother watching him at all!) The supporting cast also have a great time in their roles and are all fun to watch. I will say that I still much prefer The Truman Show and think that it has a higher re-watchable factor but EdTV is still worth a watch.

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frenchfreyteetor 08/05/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was a fun movie. I am a reality show junkie so this was right up my alley. Plus this movie has one of my favorite actors, Matthew McConaughey. Not only can he act, but he is not too back to look at.

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11/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not A CopyCat

This movie was a lot better than I thought it would be. I think this one came out after the Truman Show, because I remember thinking "oh geez not another 'reality' movie." However, I must say this one came at the 'reality tv' approach from a different angle. While the Truman Show played on how (and exaggerated) the way reality tv sets are so controlled that they may as well be scripted; and how they really screw with the reality star's life; EDtv focused more on the self-destruction of these people who put themselves in these situations thinking its going to catapult them into long-lasting fame. I really liked this movie, because when it came out reality tv was so much more fascinating than it is now (because now every channel has some type of reality show).

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08/04/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Better than I expected.

When I first saw this the previews for this movie my first reaction was that I would be walking around saying "Yeah I liked it better the first time when it was called the Truman Show." I was happy to see that this movie took a completely different direction. I was even more thrilled to see that they chose Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to play brothers (I always thought they looked a lot alike). So this movie did a good job of capitalizing on what was quickly becoming a trend on television, and that being reality TV. Film follows the formula all Ron Howard films have. Set up an interesting situation, show us a montage of how fun it is, throw in conflict, make it seem like the hero/heroine is in an impossibly difficult situation, have them get out of it and end with everybody all...

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