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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even playing the game: the show's producers infiltrate houses, install surveillance cameras and broadcast footage for viewers to judge in such existential categories as doubt, alienation and disillusionment. A biting critique of the culture of surveillance as entertainment.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A movie that attempts to mock reality TV as if the fad hadn't already disintegrated into farce -- and as if The Truman Show, EDtv, Series 7: The Contenders and others never happened."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Lefcoe gets her message across through a very strong script and terrific performances."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A movie that oozes its contempt for Reality TV from every imaginable pore. So obviously I had a ball with it."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Other than McKellar's bright cameo, the remaining players seem trapped in a mean, deadening satire."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"While not as insidious in its evisceration of TV's peeping-tom culture as My Little Eye, Lefcoe's satire still draws blood."
‑ Jason Anderson, eye WEEKLY
"Lefcoe's practically unwatchable film is ostensibly a critique of reality-based programming, but its muddled intent and miscalculated presentation gets at nothing."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"Lefcoe, throughout the 77 minutes, makes an excellent point as to where reality TV might be heading."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
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