Real Life

Comedian-filmmaker Albert Brooks established himself as a major force in film comedy with this devastating satire on the interplay between the media and "real life." Brooks plays someone not unlike himself, an obnoxious documentary filmmaker who sets out to find a "typical American family" and then film their lives for a year. He chooses an Arizona clan...read more

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(Movie Clip) Phoenix
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(Movie Clip) Something's Gotta Give
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(Movie Clip) Etinauer 226-XL
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(Movie Clip) First Supper
Charles Grodin (as Warren) and Frances Lee McCain (as Jeanette) in their first at home episode as the family goes under the microscope in Albert Brook (more…)
(Movie Clip) It's Not Degrading!
Director and star Albert Brooks assures doctors Cleary and Hill (J.A. Preston and Matthew Tobin) about his documentary as they arrive to meet the Yeag (more…)
(Movie Clip) Nobel Prize
Albert Brooks, the director and star playing a version of himself, explains his methods and motivations as a documentarian in this early scene from Re (more…)

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Comedian-filmmaker Albert Brooks established himself as a major force in film comedy with this devastating satire on the interplay between the media and "real life." Brooks plays someone not unlike himself, an obnoxious documentary filmmaker who sets out t… (more)

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