Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: November 5, 1999
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Generally favorable reviews based on 33 Ratings
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staubinOct 21, 2011
It's clear to me in reading the negative reviews that those people really missed the point of what this whole film was about. To this day, this movie remains one of my favorite documentaries of all time. The more you watch it, the more youIt's clear to me in reading the negative reviews that those people really missed the point of what this whole film was about. To this day, this movie remains one of my favorite documentaries of all time. The more you watch it, the more you realize that there is a little Mark Borschardt in all of us, a wild-eyed dreamer. While the realities of his life are stark and his relationships with his family and children seem dysfunctional, he is an entertaining figure with idealism that is larger than life. Expand
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AdamS.Aug 28, 2005
Made me feel sick inside. Extremely depressing.
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MilwaukeeJoe1Sep 20, 2005
Hilarious and tragic. More funny than any hollywood fabrication. Tender at times and crass at others. I love that the Super Bowl bound Packers provided a subplot to this classic. Pabst became cool here. or was it blue velvet?
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DavlipMay 1, 2014
This movie starts out slow but before you realize it you are engrossed a true slice of life reality show. Coming away from this movie you feel you know these people and would love to share a beer or two with them. They let you into theirThis movie starts out slow but before you realize it you are engrossed a true slice of life reality show. Coming away from this movie you feel you know these people and would love to share a beer or two with them. They let you into their lives as if they didn't know they were being filmed......unlike most TV "reality" shows where the characters are obviously playing to the camera.....There are some things that are hard to put into words, and American Movie is one of them.

If you let yourself get past the first few minutes you'll be hooked
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RobertBroganSep 27, 2015
For me, American Movie lost a bit of its charm since I saw it years back when indie films were in fashion. It is mockumentary-ish in places, which takes away from the film more than it adds. Nonetheless, it is interesting and has comedicFor me, American Movie lost a bit of its charm since I saw it years back when indie films were in fashion. It is mockumentary-ish in places, which takes away from the film more than it adds. Nonetheless, it is interesting and has comedic value, and I would still recommend it to fans of indie films. Expand
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