History Film / EdTV

5th Nov '15 10:11:53 AM Morgenthaler
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''[=EDtv=]'' is a 1999 comedy/drama directed by Ron Howard, starring Creator/MatthewMcConaughey, Jenna Elfman and Creator/EllenDeGeneres, about a man who finds himself thrust into the world of reality television - and all the benefits and challenges that come from it.

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''[=EDtv=]'' is a 1999 comedy/drama directed by Ron Howard, Creator/RonHoward, starring Creator/MatthewMcConaughey, Jenna Elfman and Creator/EllenDeGeneres, about a man who finds himself thrust into the world of reality television - and all the benefits and challenges that come from it.
21st Jun '15 7:12:47 PM Premonition45
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* UnbuiltTrope: For reality TV.
20th Jun '15 2:53:26 PM Morgenthaler
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''[=EDtv=]'' is a 1999 comedy/drama directed by Ron Howard, starring Matthew [=McConaughey=], Jenna Elfman and Ellen [=DeGeneres=], about a man who finds himself thrust into the world of reality television - and all the benefits and challenges that come from it.

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''[=EDtv=]'' is a 1999 comedy/drama directed by Ron Howard, starring Matthew [=McConaughey=], Creator/MatthewMcConaughey, Jenna Elfman and Ellen [=DeGeneres=], Creator/EllenDeGeneres, about a man who finds himself thrust into the world of reality television - and all the benefits and challenges that come from it.
14th Feb '15 6:25:31 PM TimovieMan
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* SeparatedAtBirthCasting: Creator/WoodyHarrelson and MatthewMcConaughey look very believable as brothers.
10th Apr '14 10:58:52 PM erforce
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''[=EDtv=]'' was part of a wave of films released in the late 90's that dealt with the concept of "cinematic television" (others include ''{{Pleasantville}}'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''). Although different to anyone who's seen both, ''[=EDtv=]'' and ''Truman'' were [[DuelingMovies widely compared at their time of release]] due to their (at the time, almost unique) plots about a guy whose life is turned into a television show. The main difference between the two films was that Ed was an active participant in the show, inviting the camera crew to come with him whenever he would do something, and using his fame to subvert the expectations of both the audience and the producers. ''[=EDtv=]'' also [[UnbuiltTrope predicted]] the [[RealityTV reality television]] boom of the early 2000's by portraying an average person being filmed at set hours of the day (a concept that has been used to great effect in several reality shows, including ''BigBrother'').

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''[=EDtv=]'' was part of a wave of films released in the late 90's that dealt with the concept of "cinematic television" (others include ''{{Pleasantville}}'' ''Film/{{Pleasantville}}'' and ''Film/TheTrumanShow''). Although different to anyone who's seen both, ''[=EDtv=]'' and ''Truman'' were [[DuelingMovies widely compared at their time of release]] due to their (at the time, almost unique) plots about a guy whose life is turned into a television show. The main difference between the two films was that Ed was an active participant in the show, inviting the camera crew to come with him whenever he would do something, and using his fame to subvert the expectations of both the audience and the producers. ''[=EDtv=]'' also [[UnbuiltTrope predicted]] the [[RealityTV reality television]] boom of the early 2000's by portraying an average person being filmed at set hours of the day (a concept that has been used to great effect in several reality shows, including ''BigBrother'').
''Series/BigBrother'').
10th Apr '14 10:58:06 PM erforce
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Heavily implied to be part of Ed's daily morning routine; he's almost caught on-camera doing it at least twice.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Heavily implied to be part of Ed's daily morning routine; he's almost caught on-camera doing it at least twice.



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* ExecutiveMeddling: Played straight in the film with the True TV executives, and subverted with True TV broadcast director Cynthia Topping, who helps Ed during ThePlan by leaking the information that eventually gets the show cancelled.
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Heavily implied to be part of Ed's daily morning routine; he's almost caught on-camera doing it at least twice.
* ExecutiveMeddling: Played straight in the film in-universe with the True TV executives, and subverted with True TV broadcast director Cynthia Topping, who helps Ed during ThePlan by leaking the information that eventually gets the show cancelled.
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15th May '13 5:01:22 AM Nitro378
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3rd Jan '13 9:53:42 AM originalhobbit
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The resulting show, "[=EDtv=]", is launched to poor reviews and public reaction, and is danger of being cancelled. However, on the third day of broadcasting, Ed (along with his cameraman) discovers that Ray has been cheating on his girlfriend, Shari (Elfman). In a moment of weakness at Ed's house, Shari insults Ray, and tells Ed she has feelings for him. Ed then kisses her and forces the camera crew out, which leads to the show gaining newfound exposure in the public eye, and making it extremely popular. As Ed becomes a media darling, several of his friends (including Shari) stay away from him for fear of being publicized. The True TV staff also use a number of tricks to increase the show's ratings, including bringing on an actress named Jill (Elizabeth Hurley) to try and seduce Ed on TV, and following Ed's friends and family around in the hopes that they'll do something unexpected. Eventually, Ed must figure out how to break out of the show and try to resume a normal life, free of the cameras and fame.

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The resulting show, "[=EDtv=]", is launched to poor reviews and public reaction, and is danger of being cancelled. However, on the third day of broadcasting, Ed (along with his cameraman) discovers that Ray has been cheating on his girlfriend, Shari (Elfman). In a moment of weakness at Ed's Her house, Shari insults Ray, and tells Ed she has feelings for him. Ed then kisses her and forces the camera crew out, which leads to the show gaining newfound exposure in the public eye, and making it extremely popular. As Ed becomes a media darling, several of his friends (including Shari) stay away from him for fear of being publicized. The True TV staff also use a number of tricks to increase the show's ratings, including bringing on an actress named Jill (Elizabeth Hurley) to try and seduce Ed on TV, and following Ed's friends and family around in the hopes that they'll do something unexpected. Eventually, Ed must figure out how to break out of the show and try to resume a normal life, free of the cameras and fame.
3rd Jan '13 9:51:19 AM originalhobbit
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Ed Pekurny ([=McConaughey=]) is a Texas video store clerk who dreams of being a star. When the television channel True TV commissions a new reality series that will chronicle a person's life from "dawn to midnight", Ed and his brother Ray (Woody Harrelson) jump at the chance to get their name in the spotlight. The staff at True TV, led by broadcast manager Cynthia Tapping ([=DeGeneres=]) and station manager Mr. Whitaker (Rob Reiner), intend to show everything that happens in the candidate's life, and choose Ed after seeing him audition.

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Ed Pekurny ([=McConaughey=]) is a Texas a video store clerk in San Francisco who dreams of being a star. When the television channel True TV commissions a new reality series that will chronicle a person's life from "dawn to midnight", Ed and his brother Ray (Woody Harrelson) jump at the chance to get their name in the spotlight. The staff at True TV, led by broadcast manager Cynthia Tapping ([=DeGeneres=]) and station manager Mr. Whitaker (Rob Reiner), intend to show everything that happens in the candidate's life, and choose Ed after seeing him audition.
14th Dec '12 7:52:50 AM FordPrefect
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* HeroicBSOD: Ed is denied from entering the cemetary where his father is being buried because of the camera crews following him, leaving him despondent and near-inconsolable.

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* HeroicBSOD: Ed is denied from entering the cemetary cemetery where his father is being buried because of the camera crews following him, leaving him despondent and near-inconsolable.
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