From acclaimed director Matteo Garrone, REALITY is a darkly comic look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show “Big Brother” leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control, making for one of the most compelling tragicomic character studies since Scorsese’s "The King of Comedy."
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[An] astute, dreamlike gut-punch ...Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 03.21.2013
The opening shot guides us into the absurd merriment of a wedding party, while the ending is lit with a mystifying sense of wonder.Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 03.24.2013
As cautionary tales go, this one's ripely knowing, and it speaks in a lot more languages than Italian.Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 03.28.2013
The satire here is finespun, and the film's conclusions ambiguous.Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 04.05.2013