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The turning point in the life of Ed Pekurny comes thanks to the misfortunes of the NorthWest Broadcasting Company. Their flagship cable channel has slid into obscurity, so the program director brainstorms a last-ditch effort to save the channel: broadcast one ordinary person's life 24 hours a day, unedited.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...a fine premise that's utilized to progressively underwhelming effect..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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
"An amiable goof of a comedy."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"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
"EdTV isn't bad enough to get angry about, but it's a mundane and toothless satire."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"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
"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
"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
"A fresh, insightful, and often times hilarious film about the follies of instant celebrity."
‑ David N. Butterworth, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"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
More reviews for EdTV on Rotten Tomatoes

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