|Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: November 5, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Near-perfect editing, and cleverly poignant dialogue.
A revealing, intimate, quirky and generous portrait of nothing less than the American Dream.
Of all the many documentaries that take you along on a movie shoot, one of my all-time favorites is this delightfully scrappy, sometimes poignant, often hilarious show.
This thorough original is a wall-to-wall exercise in gallows humor, a movie whose full funny/sad effect doesn't hit until you reflect upon the subject and the cast of characters.
But this is pretty honest and true filmmaking, nonetheless; try as you might, you can't detect the leer of the satirist.
Frequently hilarious, if overlong.
It's never entirely clear whether Borchardt is also an object of ridicule for documentarian Chris Smith.
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