"Everyone's a critic!" That statement is becoming more true each day. We live in the internet age, where anyone with a computer and 5 minutes of free time can put their opinions out there for the world to see. It doesn't matter what you say, or how you say it. There is no longer any skills required to let your favorite comedians, tv stars, or Hollywood films actors/actresses know exactly how you feel about what they do. As a result of that, more and more "celebrities" are "suffering" from a nearly endless amount of bashing who they are or what they do. Have you ever considered how that makes them feel? Probably not, and that appears to be the reason why Jamie Kennedy (Malibu's Most Wanted, Kickin it Old School, Son of the Mask) made Heckler, a documentary featuring a slew of big showbiz names talking about hecklers, critics, and bloggers. The documentary is aimed at showing people how their favorite "stars" respond to criticism, and what they think about their "critics." The movie was shocking to me, and it has changed the way I will review films for the rest of my movie blogging life. It really made me think, which meant I had to watch it twice, because the first time through I just couldn't stop laughing out loud (no matter how much I wanted to catch the message that hit so close to home for me). The film was funny, sure, but that wasn't the point. It posed some very real questions that most of us haven't truly considered. If you are a print-media critic, a movie blogger, a heckler, or even just a big fan of showbiz, Heckler is a must see.
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