EDtv | Full Movie

EDtv
  • PG-13
  • 2h 3m
  • 1999
Fresh64%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner, Dennis Hopper and Jenna Elfman star in this unforgettable story of a nobody…that has everyone watching. Ed Pekurny (McConaughey) is just an ordinary guy who thinks he has nothing to lose when he agrees to star in one of the first reality TV shows. Overnight, Ed’s a national celebrity and his most private moments become public entertainment as millions tune in to watch a real-life soap opera that’s filled with drama, comedy and romance. Academy Award® winner Ron Howard directs this hilarious hit that was a beacon for the future of reality-based entertainment.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh64%
Critics Consensus: If it's not as ambitious as The Truman Show in satirizing the voyeuristic nature of television, EdTV is an amiable, witty comedy with fine performances from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
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Susan Stark
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Comic satire of reality TV; lots of dysfunction, sexuality.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 1999's EDtv is a comic satire of reality TV before the genre exploded over the airwaves. Anticipating a time when television stars were made because they confronted neighbors, hoarded garbage, or intimidated underlings, the movie sends up the kind of celebrity that emerges simply because a shared audience can't turn away. The only thing that sets hero Ed Pekurny and his dysfunctional family apart from later TV pseudo-stars is that he's up close and personal on the screen EVERY DAY, ALL THE TIME. Sexual behavior -- smooching, leering, partial nudity, foreplay, language, adultery -- plays a central part in the story, and profanity and insults ("pissed off," "asshole," "s--t," "p---y," "goddamn," "bastard") are frequent. Because rampant commercialism and advertising are key targets of the filmmakers, products and brands are on-screen throughout the movie, almost continuously. A character dies off camera. Some scenes show drinking and smoking; pills are referred to; one player gets intoxicated.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 26, 1999
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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