Sight and Sound - 12/??/1999
...…Well-timed comic performances....An insider's spoof on small-screen shenanigans and a fuller examination of what role television plays in viewers' lives..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/20/1999
"...Softhearted media satire....A pleasantly diverting look at an engaging dullard..." -- Rating: B
New York Times - 03/26/1999
"...A funny ensemble cast clearly savors the absurdity of what unfolds here in an affectionate, rambling comedy..."
Premiere - 04/01/1999
"...It's zippy, involving, and frequently quite funny. Howard is remarkably deft at deploying his big, vivid cast....[Elfman] imbues her role with oodles of spirit and grit..."
USA Today - 03/26/1999
"...Funnier -- and bawdier -- than TRUMAN's sterile and sexless universe..."
Total Film - 08/01/2000
"...A more realistic sense of fly-on-the-wall telly gone too far..."
A normal video store clerk, Ed (McConaughey), doesn't realize what he's getting himself into when he allows a television executive (DeGeneres) to begin filming his life 24 hours a day. The resulting media circus makes for an entertaining social commentary about how important (and, perhaps, detrimental) an issue television has become in our lives.