Edtv ★★

First hour is absolutely charming - full of personable moments which are funny and sad and romantic. At the same time, the film is making subtle points about society's obsession with fame and celebrity, the media's role in feeding (or creating?) this insatiable appetite, and the resultant impact on issues such as privacy.

Unfortunately, this charm and originality proves unsustainable. Indeed, the film seems to have run its course after just an hour. What follows is a rather predictable and melodramatic portrayal of the unsightly excesses of media over-exposure.