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  • Summary: Lost In La Mancha may be the first 'un-making of' documentary; the story of a film that does not exist. Instead of a sanitized glimpse behind the scenes, this film offers a unique, in-depth look at the harsher realities of filmmaking. With drama that ranges from personal conflicts to epic storms, this is a record of a film disintegrating. (Quixote Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. This is a sad and funny true-life tale that speaks volumes about the difficulties of independent filmmaking.
  2. Nothing more than a modest, streamlined ''making of...'' diary about a movie that never got made -- it's ''Project Greenlight'' with bigger stars and bigger disasters.
  3. 80
    The equation of Gilliam with Quixote is so obvious to everyone involved that Fulton and Pepe can hardly be blamed for adopting it.
  4. 75
    A fascinating record of how the movie fell apart, piece by piece, with everything short of a natural disaster conspiring against the filmmaker.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    It is an honest, dumbstruck, not particularly deep demonstration of how insanely difficult it is to make a movie, any movie, no matter how blithe the end result may appear on screen.
  6. So this is not, as vaunted, a documentary about a film destroyed by temperaments and tizzies. It is the account of a medical catastrophe that could have spoiled the opening of a supermarket.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. Jan 26, 2011
    4
    Kind of a boring mockumentary. Depp was good but it just wasn't anything special. So many opportunities for a laugh fell by the wayside. If this is an actual documentary I don't buy it. Collapse

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