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Fake It So Real (2012)

Fake It So Real (2012)



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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
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Fake It So Real

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

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

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

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
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An engrossing documentary that lends humanity to independent pro wrestling's savage theater of machismo.

Full Review… | March 15, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | January 13, 2012
Wall Street Journal
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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"...

Full Review… | January 12, 2012
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | January 9, 2012
New Yorker
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