The Show

2017

Drama

62
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 2600

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James Franco as Male Host
Famke Janssen as Ilana Katz
Josh Duhamel as Adam Rogers
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kosmasp 5 / 10

Message received

Reality TV has gone too far and it should not move any further. Also society might derail if it continues this path. So let's watch out for that. The predictable preachy plot of the movie is one thing and at least it doesn't take any prisoners. But the message is being hammered so hard, that any subtlety is being lost entirely which is a shame.

The game show concept we see here and the blood lust of the viewing public is almost comical. Not because of the consequences, but because of the cliches it serves to. So the inciting incident at the beginning will spin the whole thing out of control, but with a very easy to spot goal/target. If you shut out the obvious, you may be able to "enjoy" the movie ... if not you may stay clear from this

Reviewed by didkus 9 / 10

A movie about empathy and change

I will start by saying that I loved this movie. I am surprised to see so many reviews about this movie being about reality TV or look at it like it is supposed to be realistic. To me using this plot with the reality show is simply to be able to tell a much more meaningful story about life and death and the power of empathy.

Warning: heavy SPOILERS ahead!

***

To me there were two main points in 'The Show':

1) First, that it is not ideas that change people, it is empathy, real people. We see the story of a confused man who could not overcome the meaningless deaths he witnessed in the beginning of the movie. However, rather than trying to deal with it, understand how it affected him, he decides to teach the world a lesson, to change the world.

So he goes ahead with this 'reality show' where people kill themselves in front of camera as he wants to teach people the value of life and death, while he doesn't much understand it himself. He does so quite narrow mindedly, without being able to give people something truly meaningful, counting on that people would simply start appreciating life by seeing others die. Throughout the movie we see that his message does not reach people - they either watch the show for entertainment, routing for people to die, or they hate it and want it down. And they do not understand it because he does not - the show is based on his need to understand death rather than on empathy and knowledge.

2) The second idea I see is that it is life and love which create meaning and which are capable of changing people, not death, as the main character believes. We are introduced to this idea through the story of two secondary characters: the sister of the main character and a participant in the show whom we get to know throughout the movie.

The sister ends up killing herself in the show which deeply affects the main character. His sister was meaningful to him when she was alive, she was his last family. He needed her to stay alive because he loved her. Her death is supposed to make him understand that he should have looked for meaning in life, rather than in death.

The last participant in this show was a broken man who could not support his family. We are shown they have a pretty good relationship, although not perfect. He wants so much for them to have money that he is willing to die. However, in the last moment he realizes that he loves them too much, and is much more valuable to them alive, therefore does not go with his plan. Until this point the audience was shouting for people to off themselves, and this was the first time in the movie we actually see them routing for a participant to stay alive, supporting life rather than death. Which was, in the end, the idea of the host.

***

As a conclusion, I think this movie shows us that empathy, strength, and life are what really touches people and makes them route for life, not ideas and not death. The main character stopped his madness when he felt empathy for the first time in a while, and the audience changed when they felt empathy for the man who is willing to live and love.

Reviewed by Reel_Addict 6 / 10

"Reality" through a dark lens

At first glance "This is Your Death" poses a horrific, unimaginable concept - a new reality tv show in which people commit suicide in front of a live studio audience in exchange for a financial settlement for their loved ones left behind.

However, history has given us such violence in the form of gladiators, public executions and online content depicting torture & murder to name a few. Mix this with the seemingly never ending influx of reality shows, serving up increasingly bigger, bolder concepts and shock & awe tactics, it worryingly doesn't seem entirely unbelievable for such a show to exist in our future.

The characters are fairly predictable - from the cold hearted, soulless TV executive concerned most about ratings and the bottom line, to the individuals struggling in their lives and looking for a way out that the new reality show provides.

Where this film differs is in its attempt to concentrate more on the heart of the people involved rather than simply go down the "gore fest" route. We follow the shows host in what begins with his dark moral compass seeing the show as a way to celebrate the value of life, before things inevitably spiral out of control leading towards its finale.

The film holds up a dark mirror to us the audience - as however you come into watching it, be it intrigue or as a gore hound, you become as implicit as the reality show audience itself, giving warrant for a demand in depicting such suffering of human life.

Overall it's an interesting morality play on our society's reaction to violence and darkness we see in the news/media everyday. Is this the next step in our (d)evolution?

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