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Mortified Nation (2013)

Mortified Nation (2013)

Mortified Nation

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A documentary about adults who share their most embarrassing, private childhood writings in front of total strangers. The film blends performance footage of these public confessions with an examination of the rise of Mortified stage shows, and chronicles how the simple act of exposing one's private past can inspire an entire nation to "share the shame." Transporting viewers back to a time of awkward firsts-- first love, first rejection, first total freak out-- the film captures the adolescent experience in a way few of us truly remember and most of us tried to forget.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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Critic Reviews for Mortified Nation

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

'Mortified Nation' is genuinely entertaining, but also subversively profound and surprisingly moving.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Washington Post
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It's not entirely useless, but calling this a documentary is a stretch considering it doesn't actually document anything beyond the show's supposed greatness.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Mortified Nation

This documentary follows a stage show that has travelled the entire United States and has cropped up in other countries, letting grown adults share their childhood traumas, their drama and frank naiveté. People read from their diaries on stage for people, and this film tells their back stories. It also tells the story of how the show started, and what it means for the performers and the audience. The performances are pretty great since everything these people expose is real and sometimes truly painful. This film really made me remember the anguish of being a teenager, and the impact it's still having on my life in my early twenties. Though some of that stuff still resonates, I also remember the cowardice, the ignorance, and petty fighting, which pepper these performances like the perfect spice. This film will make you want to share and lambast yourself until kingdom come. It will also make you remember the good, the reasonably weird, and the selfishness, all in one fell swoop.

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I loved this: It's a documentary of live events where people get up on stage to read journal entries from their childhood (e.g., imagine if you read your 7th grade diary at an open mic). So it's like The Moth, but specifically for adolescent writing, and mostly the kind that's really funny. I liked this so much I immediately looked up Mortified's live events, but sadly they're not performing in my area. This is a must see, especially if you like The Moth.

good movie but I wish it was just the show instead of it going back and forth, I didn't want to hear about the behind the scenes that would of been better seperate from the show, there was some funny moments, a few parts seemed a little bit theatrical/made up

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