Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
Critic Consensus: Boasting no big-name stars, Series 7 is surprisingly well-acted. Its timing is impeccable, with its dark humor casting shadows over the enjoyment and popularity of today's reality-TV shows.
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as Dawn Lagarto
as Connie Trabucco
as Jeffrey Norman
as Tony Reilly
as Franklin James
as Lindsay Berns
as Dawn's Mother
as Dairy Mart Clerk
as Dawn's Cameraman
as Doria Lookalike No. 1
as Doria Lookalike No. 2
as Jeff Lookalike No. 1
as Jeff Lookalike No. 2
as Dawn Lookalike
as Ultra Sound Baby
as Lottery Spokesmodel
as Dispatch Operator
Critic Reviews for Series 7: The Contenders
A gritty, disturbing and very funny satire that points the finger as much at its audience as those who make 'reality TV.'
Series 7 is clever, hip filmmaking, admirable for its tenacious faithfulness to the world it creates.
'Reality' notwithstanding, the performances in this film are uniformly good, and Brooke Smith as Dawn is better than that.
It's as funny as you could reasonably expect without Christopher Guest being involved in the project.
Audience Reviews for Series 7: The Contenders
Hilarious! I love this film. They quicky push you to the edge of what Reality TV can be..then add a love story too. This film holds a mirror up to the American Culture..and reveals some pretty ugly things.
Little known biting satire on the horror of 'reality' TV which takes the format to its natural conclusion. Deserves a wide audience.
A caustic and darkly funny jab at reality TV. It's amazing how much this looks like the real thing. Don't listen to the narrator- he lies to you. I love the way the final show seems to manifactured, that the truth almost seems irrelevant in the face of such perfect entertainment. This not only skewers reality TV, but phoniness in general. This is the best parody of reality TV I have ever seen.
Series 7: The Contenders Quotes
|Dawn:||What did they call me on the news the other day? "Killer Momma?"|
|Dawn:||What did they call me on the news the other day? Killer Momma?|
|Narrator:||Season finale of The Contenders: Sudden death overtime! "Can Jeff really change from an ex-gay pacifist to a fierce contender? Does he have the guts to do battle with Dawn? And get the job done?"|
|Narrator:||Sudden death overtime! Can Jeff really change from an ex-gay pacifist to a fierce contender? Does he have the guts to do battle with Dawn? And get the job done?|