American Cannibal: The Road to Reality (2007) Reality TV often consists of greasy hybrids — it's The Osbournes meets Andrew Dice Clay! — and this exposé of how the reality sausage gets… 2007-03-16 Unrated PT87M Documentary Lifesize
Movie Review

American Cannibal: The Road to Reality (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
REALITY BITES Cannibal 's unscripted- TV documentary/hoax is a little too hard to swallow
REALITY BITES Cannibal's unscripted- TV documentary/hoax is a little too hard to swallow
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Mar 16, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 87 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Lifesize

Reality TV often consists of greasy hybrids — it's The Osbournes meets Andrew Dice Clay! — and this exposé of how the reality sausage gets made, is itself less than pure. American Cannibal: The Road to Reality follows two writers, Gil Ripley and Dave Roberts (if it's possible to be smugly self-deprecating, that's these guys), as they pitch a who-will-lose-his-cherry series called Virgin Territory. (It's currently casting.) The ''documentary'' then turns into a didactic hoax, with a pilot for a Survivor-gone-cannibal show. The writers act shocked at how low they are stooping, but given their desire to write sitcoms, you have to wonder.

Originally posted Mar 14, 2007 Published in issue #926 Mar 23, 2007 Order article reprints