The hit of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, American Movie is the hilarious and intense story of one man's obsession to make movies. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is a long way from Hollywood, but Mark Borchardt has a dream. Armed with a driving ambition and nothing to lose, the fast-talking Borchardt enlists friends, local thespians and unwilling family members to help him finish his no-budget horror film, Coven. The camera doesn't flinch as it captures every emotional crisis and financial pitfall in his two-year odyssey. What emerges is a bizarre, yet surprisingly heartfelt, documentary portrait of a true American character. Welcome to the "Real World."

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

121 Ratings

121 Ratings

94% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.3/10
  • Fresh 46
  • Rotten 3

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Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 1999 Northwestern Movie Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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