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  • Summary: Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger, becomes obsessed with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leading him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control.Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger, becomes obsessed with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leading him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control. [Oscilloscope Pictures ] Expand

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 28, 2013
    100
    The movie’s a funny, dark, increasingly razor-sharp inquiry into the metaphysics of modern fame — how the dream of “being seen” and thus validated on some primal level can completely unhinge the average schmo.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Mar 12, 2013
    90
    Garrone's film grows in your head afterward, making royal hash out of a cultural paradigm we'll be loath to remember years from now—if, by then, everything hasn't become "reality."
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Mar 21, 2013
    90
    Garrone achieves something uniquely colorful, disturbing and trenchant about self-perception in an increasingly fishbowl-like society.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Dawson
    Mar 15, 2013
    80
    The film belongs to Arena, outstanding as a man growing ever more delusional in his quest to acquire celebrity status.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    Mar 8, 2013
    67
    Spoofing the pernicious effects of television, especially the so-called reality genre, doesn't require pinpoint aim, and at times Luciano seems as much a target of ridicule as the superficial, oversexed entertainment served up on the tube.
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    Reviewed by: Anthony Lane
    Mar 20, 2013
    60
    In short, there are moments, in this very uneven film with its lamination of the ancient and the monstrously new, when the spirit of Fellini hovers overhead like a naughty angel. [25 March 2013, p.109]
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Mar 12, 2013
    40
    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.

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