Fake It So Real Reviews
Director Robert Greene makes no assumptions about his subjects. There's no agenda here and there's no opinion being forced down your throat. Greene simply allows the story to unfold and allows the viewer to formulate an opinion on the very strange, but very real world of independent pro wrestling.
The viewer who isn't already at least somewhat familiar with the inner-workings of professional wrestling may have a bit of trouble keeping up or identifying with the subjects. Furthermore, those who aren't from a blue-collar background may also have difficulty. This is because Greene doesn't go to great lengths to explain things to the viewer. It is a documentary, not an educational film.
And that may be it's only drawback. The guts of the film *may* not be easily accessible to everyone, but then again, I'm not sure if it was intended to be.
If you're a fan of rasslin', or once were, this is a must see.
If you already have an opinion that's negative, you may not want to bother.
Finally, get ready for a ride when it comes to the cinematography. During the actual sequences that take place in the ring, you will *feel* the clashing of flesh and bone in your gut. It's an honest representation of the skeleton jarring life of a wrestler in the ring.