• EDtv (1999)


Release Date: March 26th, 1999

DVD Release Date: August 17th, 1999

PG-13 |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

In a desperate attempt to boost ratings, a cable channel decides to document the life of someone on a daily basis and air the footage as a show. That lucky someone turns out to be Ed Pekurny (Matthew McConaughey), a laid-back video-store clerk. While the TV series makes Ed an overnight celebrity, it also begins to wreak havoc on his personal life, complicating his relationship with his new girlfriend, Shari (Jenna Elfman), and causing tension with his brother, Ray (Woody Harrelson).

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Ellen DeGeneres, Woody Harrelson, Martin Landau, Sally Kirkland, Rob Reiner, Dennis Hopper

Director: Ron Howard

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation , Temptation , 1990s , Mother , Brother , Playful , Love , Girlfriend , Cheeky , Father

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Howard has a wonderful touch with actors, and almost all of them here have their moments. [26 March 1999, Friday, p.A]

  • 75
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Artful it's not. But it's awfully affable. [26 March 1999, Life, p.9E]

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The results are comical and unexpected -- and just a bit eerie. show more

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