The American Meme


The American Meme (2018)


Critic 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 (29) | Top Critics (5)

I highly recommend The American Meme... it is going to change the way you view both social media and society.

Dec 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"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…
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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…

An engaging documentary that deserves your 'likes'.

Jan 12, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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