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"ADDICTED TO FAME" is the hilarious, outrageous, and ultimately tragic true story of one filmmaker's journey from obscurity to moral blindness in the seductive glare of the media spotlight. Director DAVID GIANCOLA wanted to break out by making a "Movie that mocked B-Movies". He thought he could manipulate the media by casting ANNA NICOLE SMITH. In the end the media manipulated him instead as his star and one of his Producers died in a media feeding frenzy. The film bombed but the story was the most reported event of 2007 - behind only coverage of the Iraq war. The truth is always stranger and more unbelievable than fiction...
PG-13 (For language and suggested drug use)
Comedy , Documentary , Special Interest , Television
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

"Addicted" proves a strangely sad yet wildly compelling cautionary tale.

Full Review… | November 30, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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A valuable reflection of contemporary celebrity culture - simply because it shows us how low we've fallen.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
New York Daily News
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Entertaining if ultimately depressing.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
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Behind-the-scenes look at Anna Nicole Smith's swan song is barely more competent than the exploitation flick it examines.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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Judging by the film's alternately self-pitying, self-aggrandizing, and bitter tone, the schlock director is afflicted with a bizarre lack of self-consciousness to rival Smith's own impregnable wall of self-delusion.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
AV Club
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[A] hapless, clueless, necrophiliac documentary ...

Full Review… | November 28, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
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ADDICTED TO FAME is an odd documentary. It's very good at covering its topic, which is that films are hard to make for a number of reasons. It also convinced me that Anna Nicole Smith won't be missed. At least not for her acting. Nor her personality. She comes off as vacuous and self-absorbed and talentless. Anyway, if you want to learn a little bit about the movie industry and don't mind losing a bit of respect for humanity, ADDICTED TO FAME is your ticket.

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