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Everybody knows there’s nothing real about reality TV.  But that doesn’t stop an otherwise lucid Neapolitan fishmonger from upending his life and ruining his marriage in an attempt to get on Grande Fratello, the Italian version of Big Brother. If you don’t know what Big Brother is, then you should skip this movie. If you do know what Big Brother is, then you should skip this movie. If you thoroughly enjoy Big Brother, or if you yourself have been a participant on Big Brother, then shame on you, and you too should skip this movie. According to director Matteo Garrone, whose previous film, Gomorrah, was selected to represent Italy for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Reality is based on a true story, but that doesn’t excuse the film for being overlong, unfocused and ultimately cruel to its hapless hero.

Special Note

Fox Tower
  • Genres: Comedy drama
  • Running Time: 115 minutes
  • Release Date: Friday, September 28, 2012
  • Country: Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • MPAA Rating: R [ Some Language ]
  • Critic's Score: C-
  • Starring: Nando Paone [Michele], Nunzia Schiano [Aunt Nunzia], Aniello Arena [Luciano], Loredana Simioli [Maria], Nello Iorio [Massimone], Rosaria D'Urso [Aunt Rosaria], Giuseppina Cervizzi [Giusy]
  • Directed by: Matteo Garrone [Director], Matteo Garrone [Screenwriter], Ugo Chiti [Screenwriter], Massimo Gaudioso [Screenwriter], Maurizio Braucci [Screenwriter], Matteo Garrone [Producer], Jean Labadie [Producer], Domenico Procacci [Producer], Bernard Tanguy [Producer], Jean-Charles Mille [Producer], Alexandre Desplat [Original Music], Marco Onorato [Cinematographer]
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