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TV Junkie (2013)

TV Junkie




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In this documentary that focuses on the private life of a very public media figure, filmmakers Michael Cain and Matt Radeki wade through more than 3,000 of former Inside Edition correspondent Rick Kirkham's personal video footage to tell the harrowing tale of a life spiraling out of control. Ever since receiving his very first video camera at the age of fourteen, Kirkham has used the lens as everything from a private confessional to a personal confidant, obsessively capturing every emotion and constantly laying his soul bare as the tape rolled. From his early break as an American Bandstand dancer to turn as a local TV news reporter and eventual rise to national correspondent for Inside Edition, Kirkham always had a fresh tape and something to say. As Kirkham and his girlfriend discover that she has become pregnant and quickly begin making marriage plans, the troubled persona that emerges in front of his own camera lens stands in stark contrast to the carefree public face put forward for the Inside Edition broadcasts. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rick Kirkham
In Theaters:
The Sundance Institute

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Critic Reviews for TV Junkie

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A mesmerizing documentary trip to hell.

Full Review… | September 20, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

In the final stretch, when TV Junkie brings on the triumph-over-adversity homilies, it not only rings false, but downright creepy.

Full Review… | March 1, 2006
Top Critic

TV JUNKIE is one of the most compelling documentaries I've ever seen in my life.

Full Review… | December 15, 2013

TV Junkie's strength lies in its brutal, unfiltered rawness and intensity. As an assemblage of uncomfortably intimate footage, it's utterly compelling and memorable.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
The Dissolve

This is the best movie about addiction that I've ever seen.

Full Review… | August 14, 2013
Aisle Seat

TV Junkie is by no means easy to sit through, but will leave you with a whole new understanding of the complexities of addiction.

Full Review… | January 23, 2006
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for TV Junkie


Starts off interesting - then heads into harrowing. Seriously, I thought this guy was going to end up dead by the end of it. Very brave of him to tell a story that puts him in such an unflattering light to help others avoid drug addiction.
I felt so sorry for everyone in this - everything his wife and kids went through, and for him himself, as obviously a lot of it was the drugs talking.
Really good documentary, but not always easy watching.

Nicki Marie

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