Plot

Luciano is a Neapolitan fishmonger who supplements his modest income by pulling off little scams together with his wife Maria. A likeable, entertaining guy, Luciano never misses an opportunity to perform for his customers and countless relatives. One day his family urge him to try out for Big Brother. In chasing this dream his perception of reality begins to change.

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Release date: Mar 15, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated R for some language
 
Official website: http://www.oscilloscope.net/films/film/80/Reality
 
Runtime: 116 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 83
    The A.V. Club - by Scott Tobias
    His outrageous, self-destructive journey lands him in a place just as ironic as Rupert Pupkin’s in "The King Of Comedy," but it’s haunting and mysterious, too, reflecting the dream that consumes his life. ...read more

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    Slant Magazine - by Jesse Cataldo
    Matteo Garrone has a sure eye for outlandish set pieces that exhibit the expansive outlines of his ideas, but these spectacles are sporadic, and the spaces between them tend to lag. ...read more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Deborah Young
    Half comedy and half drama, the film struggles to find its tone amid stock characters and leisurely plotting, with nods to Fellini and Italian neorealism that leave the taste of a big, reheated pizza. It all should be funnier; still the atmospheric local kitsch wins some smiles. ...read more

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    Time Out New York - by Eric Hynes
    This vision of contemporary Italy as a warped fairyland filled with corpulent slobs and seedy C-grade celebrities recalls the tough-love spectacle of Fellini’s "La Dolce Vita," but Reality frustratingly devolves into a far more tedious mass-media morality tale. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Karissa

    Looks funny and romantic