EDtv Reviews

  • Jul 03, 2020

    Entertaining and different enough from Truman Show to stand on it's own.

    Entertaining and different enough from Truman Show to stand on it's own.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    The movie makes would have been better if it fully committed to be a drama or a comedy

    The movie makes would have been better if it fully committed to be a drama or a comedy

  • Jan 04, 2019

    After the success of The Truman Show, this is trying hard to not be a copycat, as plenty of features are different, but it's still about a guy who becomes a phenomenon of Reality TV, and the drawbacks that it slowly seems to bring as the Studio Exec's try their hardest to milk the format for all its worth.

    After the success of The Truman Show, this is trying hard to not be a copycat, as plenty of features are different, but it's still about a guy who becomes a phenomenon of Reality TV, and the drawbacks that it slowly seems to bring as the Studio Exec's try their hardest to milk the format for all its worth.

  • Apr 19, 2018

    It's not as good as The Truman Show but it's better than that 29% audience score.

    It's not as good as The Truman Show but it's better than that 29% audience score.

  • Apr 01, 2017

    A cheesy dumb movie that isn't funny. I didn't believe any of it. Ron Howard's worst film.

    A cheesy dumb movie that isn't funny. I didn't believe any of it. Ron Howard's worst film.

  • Nov 19, 2016

    The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey) comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. After two years on the air, their flagship cable channel, True TV, has slid into obscurity due to competition from the The Gardening Channel. Program director Cynthia Topping (Ellen DeGeneres) brainstorms a last ditch effort to save the channel: broadcast one ordinary person's life 24 hours a day, unedited (while he sleeps, the day's highlights will be shown). When the network agrees to the idea, Topping must find the subject of her program. After endless auditions, she lucks upon Ed, a goofy but good-looking video store clerk. Ed has little time to get used to his new shadow, a three man video crew, before the show becomes a hit. Suddenly Ed's a cultural icon with fan clubs, stalkers, and imitators, but the media saturation has it's effects on his friends and family, who are now part of the program. Ed alienates his proud brother, Ray (Woody Harrelson), by falling in love with his girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman). His estranged father Hank (Dennis Hopper) reappears after abandoning the family and creates tension between Ed and Ray's mother, Jeanette (Sally Kirkland) and her wheelchair-bound second husband, Al (Martin Landau). When Ed realizes the phenomenon has turned on him, he convinces Topping to stop the ordeal, but not her boss, Whitaker (Rob Reiner). To regain his life, Ed must find a way to cancel EDtv.

    The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey) comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. After two years on the air, their flagship cable channel, True TV, has slid into obscurity due to competition from the The Gardening Channel. Program director Cynthia Topping (Ellen DeGeneres) brainstorms a last ditch effort to save the channel: broadcast one ordinary person's life 24 hours a day, unedited (while he sleeps, the day's highlights will be shown). When the network agrees to the idea, Topping must find the subject of her program. After endless auditions, she lucks upon Ed, a goofy but good-looking video store clerk. Ed has little time to get used to his new shadow, a three man video crew, before the show becomes a hit. Suddenly Ed's a cultural icon with fan clubs, stalkers, and imitators, but the media saturation has it's effects on his friends and family, who are now part of the program. Ed alienates his proud brother, Ray (Woody Harrelson), by falling in love with his girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman). His estranged father Hank (Dennis Hopper) reappears after abandoning the family and creates tension between Ed and Ray's mother, Jeanette (Sally Kirkland) and her wheelchair-bound second husband, Al (Martin Landau). When Ed realizes the phenomenon has turned on him, he convinces Topping to stop the ordeal, but not her boss, Whitaker (Rob Reiner). To regain his life, Ed must find a way to cancel EDtv.

  • Oct 18, 2016

    I loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed it beginning-to-end!

    I loved it. Thoroughly enjoyed it beginning-to-end!

  • Oct 13, 2016

    The cast was amazing. Pretty cool movie.

    The cast was amazing. Pretty cool movie.

  • Oct 09, 2016

    Just a classic great fun and funny movie. OMG with the chicken dance. And guys are the gas and girls are the breaks.

    Just a classic great fun and funny movie. OMG with the chicken dance. And guys are the gas and girls are the breaks.

  • Jan 29, 2016

    Despite being full of plot points that feel familiar and cliché, the biting satire and fun performances of EDtv make for a mostly entertaining time.

    Despite being full of plot points that feel familiar and cliché, the biting satire and fun performances of EDtv make for a mostly entertaining time.