American Movie Reviews

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November 13, 2002
Like Ed Wood, this is the story of a man with debatable talent who is so artistically driven that his raw enthusiasm keeps him afloat when finances and ability conspire against him.
November 7, 2002
Documentary about a Wisconsin wanna-be filmmaker is funny, honest.
August 29, 2002
...even losers can have dreams.
July 3, 2002
American Movie shows what it is to be an artist obsessed with creating.
July 2, 2002
The hook of the film is that it presents the ragtag Borchardt, a cantankerous, often disagreeable sort with the kind of freshness missing from most documentaries.
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March 13, 2002
Conveys the magic, the frustration, and the pressure of independent filmmaking.
February 28, 2002
This hilarious, touching film is even more wonderful because it's real.
March 21, 2001
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January 1, 2000
American Movie is a very funny, sometimes very sad documentary directed by Chris Smith and produced by Sarah Price, about Mark's life, his friends, his family, his films and his dreams.
January 1, 2000
The comedy comes at the expense of Mark, his less than scintillating friends, and his dysfunctional family.
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