Edtv ★★★★

After having been subjected to weeks of Celebrity Big Brotherthanks to my sister, this viewing of EDtvcould not be more apt or prescient. Ron Howard's film, much like The Truman Show, dissects our obsession with fame and celebrities, and the way so-called "reality" television has taken over our lives, like the black symbiote takes over Eddie Brock to form Venom. In an age where we can watch anything from autopsies to court cases live on TV, the messages contained in EDtv could not be any more relevant. Beneath that though, it's also a really enjoyable and funny film, with a great cast led by Matthew McConaughey and also featuring Woody Harrelson, Jenna Elfman, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Reiner and Elizabeth Hurley as a fame-hungry media whore (a stretch, I'm sure....). A clever concept, well executed by Howard (is there a more diverse and flexible director than Ron Howard?). Check it out.