Fake It So Real

2012

Fake It So Real

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Average Rating: 2.9/5

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Fake It So Real dives head-first into the world of independent pro wrestling. Filmed over a single week leading up to a big show, the film follows a ragtag group of wrestlers in North Carolina, exploring what happens when the over-the-top theatrics of the wrestling ring collide with the realities of the working-class South. Gabriel is the rookie trying make it to the Big Time and be a part of this family of tough guys. Jeff is the leader who may miss his first show in ten years, due to an unexpected and debilitating injury. J-Prep, Zane, Pitt, Solar and the rest of the crew each face obstacles on their way to the big show. They aren't paid for their passion, but they treat wrestling like any artist treats his work. This is a film about doing something real. -- (C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Fake It So Real

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  • What's different is a poignant sense of community that makes for a richer portrait overall.

    Apr 20, 2012 | Full Review…
  • "Fake It So Real" filled me with affection for its down-and-out heroes, a group of semi-pro wrestlers in Lincolnton, N.C.

    Apr 19, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • An engrossing documentary that lends humanity to independent pro wrestling's savage theater of machismo.

    Mar 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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    Jan 13, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The taunts in the ring may be make-believe, but the slams against the mat are agonizingly genuine in Robert Greene's vivid documentary "Fake It So Real"...

    Jan 12, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Though the matches themselves, with their crude narrative frameworks and stereotypes, may be something of an anticlimax, the film unearths the tough and complex life experiences they distill.

    Jan 9, 2012 | Full Review…

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