Addicted To Fame
Addicted To Fame (2012)

"ADDICTED TO FAME" is the hilarious, outrageous, and ultimately tragic true story of one filmmaker's journey from obscurity to moral blindness in the seductive glare of the media spotlight. Director DAVID GIANCOLA wanted to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 30, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Addicted" proves a strangely sad yet wildly compelling cautionary tale.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Behind-the-scenes look at Anna Nicole Smith's swan song is barely more competent than the exploitation flick it examines.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

So how much are attention addicts Giancola and Anna Nicole Smith alike as they weirdly bond away in his movie? Giancola was shrewd enough to foolproof his film with deliberate self-parody, while Smith succumbed to her own self-dehumanization.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

A valuable reflection of contemporary celebrity culture - simply because it shows us how low we've fallen.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Judging by the film's alternately self-pitying, self-aggrandizing, and bitter tone, the schlock director is afflicted with a bizarre lack of self-consciousness to rival Smith's own impregnable wall of self-delusion.

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Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity

Addicted to Fame is like a feature-length whine disguised as a documentary.

Dennis Harvey

Entertaining if ultimately depressing.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

[A] hapless, clueless, necrophiliac documentary ...

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

The pitfalls of not knowing the difference between "notoriety" and "fame" were never clearer.

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