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Real Life Reviews

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February 24, 2015
It's astonishing, and a bit sad really, how prescient Real Life is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2010
The first of Brooks' analytical comedies is his funniest and most rigorous
November 1, 2006
Albert Brooks is so deft at showing how filmmaking distorts the very reality it aims to record honestly that it's hard to watch family documentaries anymore without thinking about Real Life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 7, 2006
Brooks messes with the genre from the start, spouting pseudoscience about how the filmmakers found their test subjects (led by a spot-on Charles Grodin).
| Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2005
Mr. Brooks is at his most droll.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 12, 2005
Albert Brooks's first and funniest feature.
December 27, 2004
Mock-umentary predates reality shows, still funny.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 21, 2004
Albert Brooks just before he became great.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2004
A great, underrated, lost gem of a film that accurately predicted and lampooned reality television long before it ever came to be.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2004
Real Life is funy in spots but is remarkable mostly for its Socratic open-endedness.
May 24, 2003
Brooks's directorial debut is also one of his best movies, largely due to the funny man's trademark multitasking as writer, actor and helmer.
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2006
Though amusing in spots, it goes too far with its one-note joke until it becomes abrasive.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 28, 2002
There's a little bit of genuine prescience, inspiration, and intelligence coursing through its veins, but mostly that smattering of each just makes you crave more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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