When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.
That’s a bad moment.
Chuck Barris was way ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.
The tone of the movie is inconsistent — is it a comedy? a thriller? a tragedy? — but it’s entertaining.
IMDb rating: 7.0 (79892 votes)