The American Meme

2018

The American Meme

Critics Consensus

The American Meme dives into the shallow end of modern celebrity, emerging with a series of fascinating -- and surprisingly deep -- observations.

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With support from social media moguls DJ Khaled, Hailey Baldwin and Emily Ratajkowski, THE AMERICAN MEME explores the journeys of four distinct social media disruptors, Paris Hilton, Josh Ostrovsky (@TheFatJewish), Brittany Furlan & Kirill Bichutsky (@slutwhisperer), as they hustle to build empires out of their online footprints, redefining the paradigm for the American Dream.

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Critic Reviews for The American Meme

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (4)

  • "The American Meme" is a polemic as shallow and artificial as it thinks its subjects are.

    Dec 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • What is fascinating, and valuable, about American Meme is its ability to reveal the desperation, loneliness, and sheer Sisyphean tedium of ceaselessly chasing what will most likely end up being an ever-diminishing share of the online-attention economy.

    Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

    Naomi Fry

    New Yorker
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  • Suffused with vapidity, the doc somehow finds its way to an unexpected sadness and maybe something deeper and cautionary.

    Nov 16, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's both highly entertaining and an essential snapshot of the narcotic voyeuristic parasitic American fishbowl.

    May 2, 2018 | Full Review…
  • When Paris Hilton is the lone voice of reason in a documentary, one can't help but worry for the next generation. North Korea can't fire the nukes soon enough.

    Jun 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A surprisingly insightful and even illuminating look at the influencers who entertain the online masses.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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