Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey) is a regular guy who feels he has nothing to lose by agreeing to be the star of a new reality-based TV show. Almost overnight, the programme becomes a hit, and suddenly this goofy but engaging video clerk is a national celebrity!
From the excellent review I'd read of the film, I thought I'd be watching something rather funny, but I can't say I took to the often puerile comedy that came. The acting was good, with McConaughey standing out as excellent, but the plot was obviously bound to come a cropper after an hour or so, with it's tawdry story of a young man being filmed for days on end. However, It was a prescient story from nearly 20 years ago , as to how technology might look like in the future. Look Out!