EDtv

Critic Score

62%

User Score

29%
In theaters Mar 26, 1999
PG-13, 2 hr. 4 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. Their flagship cable channel has slid into obscurity, so the program director
Director: Ron Howard
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 2 hr. 4 min.
Genre: Comedy
Theater Release: Mar 26, 1999
DVD Release: Aug 17, 1999

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: If it's not as ambitious as The Truman Show in satirizing the voyeuristic nature of television, EdTV is an amiable, witty comedy with fine performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
  • ...a fine premise that's utilized to progressively underwhelming effect... More...
  • EdTV isn't bad enough to get angry about, but it's a mundane and toothless satire. More...
  • Diverting but ultimately toothless and innocuous. More...
  • It's a slightly lackluster comedy that wants to have something to say, but never gets around to saying it. Or worse, says it, and the audience replies, 'And--?' More...
  • Its screenplay veers in highly questionable directions before reaching a mean-spirited climax that outweighs Ron Howard's workmanlike filmmaking and the contributions of a star-powered cast. More...
  • A fresh, insightful, and often times hilarious film about the follies of instant celebrity. More...
  • An amiable goof of a comedy. More...
  • A respectable, intelligent film, but one, to be sure, that prospers more while in the individual moments, rather than one that remains deeply ingrained in your long-term memory. More...
  • Matthew McConaughey...leverages his immense charm to keep this broad comedy--highly reminiscent of the far superior Truman Show--airborne. More...
  • The best part of the film is the bright and accessible script, [and] with Ron Howard as the director, you can be sure that you'll leave with a satisfied smile on your face. More...

User Reviews

  • Mediocre film that could have been good, for me, EdTV reminds me way too much of The Truman Show. This is one of the most mediocre films that Ron...
  • When you read the overview of "EdTV," you might think that it's similar to "The Truman Show." But it's not, in my opinion, it's better. The difference...
  • I guess this movie is OK. I can't imagine anybody suggesting that watching one person's life would make good TV, but of course, the movie presents us...
  • [REVEIW COMING SOON]
  • It ok. I liked the Truman Show better but this is a good commentary on the boom of reality tv that has flooded the airwaves for the last few years.
  • wow, could we want to be truman show any more?
  • Reality TV story. Bit like the Truman Show.
  • It was good enough.
  • Two thumbs up! Superb comedy about a regular guy become the star of a reality based TV show. Jenna Elfman and Ellen DeGeneres area really hilarous.
  • Diet Truman Show