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S.F.W. (1994) review
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An average movie

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Reese Witherspoon, I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, I have to admit that I had no clue what it was about before watching the damned thing so, for a while, I was wondering what the makers were getting at and that was probably the biggest issue with this movie. The best example would be with the main character. Indeed, on one hand, they were critical of the fact that anyone could become a celebrity for saying or doing the most stupid things but, on the other hand, they still wanted the viewers to think that the main character was such a really cool guy and this contrast never really worked. Eventually, even though he was supposed to be very cool,  he was also depicted as a loser who wasn't really interesting after all. The fact that he was just wandering around, going from one random scene to another didn't help either.  Furthermore, all these movies dealing with reality-TV before it became a huge TV phenomenon (see also 'EdTV' and 'The Truman Show') all made the same mistake. Indeed, according to these movies, if someone was on a such a TV show, they would become vastly famous. Well, eventually, it never happened and, in spite of the popularity of such TV-shows, the participants never became such influential celebrities after all. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, even if it was nothing really amazing, it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 

Added by johanlefourbe
2 months ago on 3 October 2018 20:53