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Real Life (1979)

Director: Albert Brooks     Starring: Albert Brooks
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40147947
UPC: 097360128741
UPC 14: 00097360128741
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A documentary filmaker and his crew move in with a typical american family.
Editor's Note
Satirist Albert Brooks makes his directorial debut in this hilarious mockumentary that focuses on the day-to-day life of a "typical" American family. Brooks plays himself, a producer who pitches a movie concept about filming a real American family for one year and editing it into a movie. Backed up by a team of psychologists and a respected institute dealing with human behavior, he promises not to let the cameras interfere in any way in their lives. But the problems begin on day one, and Brooks desperately tries to hold his project together. Obsessed with presenting what's "real," he is soon convinced that real life isn't exciting enough for film. Brooks mercilessly parodies the Hollywood persona in this sharp satire of the entertainment industry that presages such later films as EDTV and THE TRUMAN SHOW as well as the television shows THE REAL WORLD, BIG BROTHER, and SURVIVOR.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital Stereo, English, Mono Audio, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 10/25/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 99 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1979
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 012874
Video UPC UPC: 00097360128741
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Albert Brooks
Video Cast Info Charles Grodin
Video Cast Info Frances Lee McCain
Video Cast Info Matthew Tobin
Video Cast Info Albert Brooks - Director
Video Cast Info Eric Saarinen - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Mort Lindsey - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Norman Epstein - Producer
Video Cast Info Penelope Spheeris - Producer
Video Cast Info Jonathan Kovler - Producer
Video Cast Info Monica Mcgowan Johnson - Writer
Video Cast Info Harry Shearer - Writer
Video Cast Info Albert Brooks - Writer

Professional Reviews

"...Very funny....Grodin and McCain are excellent..." 03/07/1979

New York Times
"...Drily funny....It works remarkably well..." 03/02/1979 p.C12

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Brooks,Albert
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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