Fame. Be careful. It`s out there
Running Time: 118 mins
Retail Price: £19.99
Content Type: Movie
It`s the unforgettable story of a nobody... that everybody`s watching!
Matthew McConaughey and Jenna Elfman star in the hilarious romantic comedy Joel of `Good Morning America` calls "Big-Laugh Funny."
Ed Pekurny (McConaughey) is just a regular guy who feels he has nothing to lose by agreeing to be a star of a new reality-based TV show. Almost overnight, the program becomes a hit, and suddenly this goofy but engaging video clerk is a national celebrity! Everything`s fabulous... until Ed falls head over heels for Shari (Elfman), the girlfriend of his brother Ray (Woody Harrelson). Suddenly their most private moments become public entertainment - and the ratings go through the roof - as millions of fans tune in to watch a real soap opera filled with comedy and romance.
Superbly directed by Ron Howard and featuring a stellar supporting cast including Elizabeth Hurley, Sally Kinnard, Martin Landau, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner and Dennis Hopper, EDtv is a outrageous look at instant fame, overnight success, and sharing your life with a few million of your closest fans.
`Caught In The Camera`s Eye` Making Of Featurette
Two feature-length Commentaries (Director and Writers)
Cast & Filmmaker`s Notes
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
Dolby Digital 5.1 French
Dolby Digital 5.1 German
Director of Photography:
Daniel P. Hanley
Your Opinions and Comments
It is lovely anyway,it is the answer to the always answered question....what would be like to be famous?????
The cast is really good and all the actors show us some fine scenes of acting.
The video transfer is good. I did not find any compression marks at all and the overall quality of the colors was more than ok.
The DD 5.1 soundtrack is a bit weak. I mean, the dialog is always clear and there is even an occasional usage of the surrounds, but I expected to hear more background sounds from the entire crew that accompanied Matthew McConaughey (Ed) throughout the day.
The menus are static and boring.
The extras include 2 commentaries (which, frankly, I did not have the patience to listen to), some behind the scenes featurette, deleted scenes (not particularly interesting) and some funny (at times) outtakes.
Bottom line - a nice movie with an interesting approach to "life on TV".