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The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey) comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. After two years on the air, their flagship cable channel, True TV, has slid into obscurity due to competition from the The Gardening Channel. Program director Cynthia Topping (Ellen DeGeneres) brainstorms a last ditch effort to save the channel: broadcast one ordinary person's life 24 hours a day, unedited (while he sleeps, the day's highlights will be shown). When the network agrees to the idea, Topping must find the subject of her program. After… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"EdTV isn't bad enough to get angry about, but it's a mundane and toothless satire."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"It's a slightly lackluster comedy that wants to have something to say, but never gets around to saying it. Or worse, says it, and the audience replies, 'And--?'"
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
"A fresh, insightful, and often times hilarious film about the follies of instant celebrity."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"Though thunder lost to "The Truman Show", this screenplay still has real and punchy dialogue."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Diverting but ultimately toothless and innocuous."
‑ Jason Clark, Matinee Magazine
"Its screenplay veers in highly questionable directions before reaching a mean-spirited climax that outweighs Ron Howard's workmanlike filmmaking and the contributions of a star-powered cast."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"An amiable goof of a comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Matthew McConaughey...leverages his immense charm to keep this broad comedy--highly reminiscent of the far superior Truman Show--airborne."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"The best part of the film is the bright and accessible script, [and] with Ron Howard as the director, you can be sure that you'll leave with a satisfied smile on your face."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"A respectable, intelligent film, but one, to be sure, that prospers more while in the individual moments, rather than one that remains deeply ingrained in your long-term memory."
‑ Dustin Putman, DustinPutman.com
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