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  • Summary: In the tradition of "Waiting for Guffman" and "Take the Money and Run," a documentary film crew captures the pitfalls and pratfalls of reality show winner Dennis Flotchky. One million dollars richer and 150 pounds thinner but none the wiser, Dennis quickly and hilariously falls prey to theIn the tradition of "Waiting for Guffman" and "Take the Money and Run," a documentary film crew captures the pitfalls and pratfalls of reality show winner Dennis Flotchky. One million dollars richer and 150 pounds thinner but none the wiser, Dennis quickly and hilariously falls prey to the machinations of the Hollywood celebrity maker and the vultures and hangers-on the accompany it. (Cineville) Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. 50
    Its labored goofiness seldom transcends the stale format.
  2. There's nothing classic about Surviving Eden, even if it is better than reality TV.
  3. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    50
    Only Lynch's over-the-top network executive stands out in this otherwise bland film that tries for satire but neglects to be funny.
  4. The movie is hindered by its weak script, but there's also a bigger problem to overcome: If we want to laugh at superficial celebrities, we already have plenty to choose from in real life.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    30
    A flighty and unnecessary send-up of reality television.
  6. 12
    An impressive supporting cast can't save this painfully unfunny, ham-fisted mockumentary poking fun at reality TV shows.
  7. 10
    This witless satire dares to take on the culture of--get ready for this--reality TV! Arriving a stupefying five years out of date, Surviving Eden is a not particularly rigorous attempt at mockumentary.

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  1. PeterM.
    Aug 27, 2006
    8
    I'm a huge Cheri Oteri fan, and I went to see this in NY and she was hilarious! The whole movie is really funny, and then it gets kinda I'm a huge Cheri Oteri fan, and I went to see this in NY and she was hilarious! The whole movie is really funny, and then it gets kinda sad near the end. I loved it. Expand