Fake It So Real

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  • 2012
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 6.6  (155)
  • 74

Fake It So Real is a 2011 independent documentary film directed by Robert Greene. The film is an intimate portrait of a group of independent wrestlers in Lincolnton, North Carolina who perform on the weekends for a local wrestling promotion called Millennium Wrestling Federation. The film starts out with the audience getting to know the wrestlers and their individual personalities. We are introduced to the owner of the wrestling promotion, Jeff Roberts, and then to some of the wrestlers, including "Freakshow," a larger-than-life character who is both a wrestler and a promoter, and "Chainsaw," a young wrestler who is trying to make a name for himself in the wrestling world.

The film follows the wrestlers as they prepare for a big wrestling event, which is the highlight of the season for them. We see the wrestlers training in makeshift wrestling rings in backyards, garages, and empty lots. They rehearse their moves, practice their promos, and try out different wrestling personas.

Throughout the film, we see the wrestlers struggle with their personal lives and their passion for wrestling. Some of them have day jobs, while others are struggling to pay the bills. They all know that they will never make it to the big leagues, where the top wrestlers make millions of dollars, but they continue to wrestle because it is a part of who they are.

The film explores the complex relationships between the wrestlers as well. There is a sense of camaraderie and family among them, as they support each other both in and out of the ring. Yet there is also a sense of competition and jealousy, as each wrestler wants to be the one who shines the brightest in front of the crowd.

As the big wrestling event approaches, the wrestlers become more and more nervous. They know that this is their chance to shine, to show the world what they are made of. We see them put the finishing touches on their costumes, practice their entrance music, and perfect their moves.

The wrestling event itself is a chaotic, loud, and colorful spectacle. The wrestlers perform in front of a packed house, and we see them putting all of their heart and soul into their performance. We see the pain and sweat they put into each move, and the raw emotion they show when they win or lose.

After the event is over, the wrestlers sit around and talk, reflecting on their performances and congratulating each other on a job well done. They know that they will go back to their day jobs on Monday, and that their wrestling personas will remain just that – personas. But for that one night, they were able to express themselves fully, to live their dream of being a professional wrestler.

Fake It So Real is a powerful and intimate documentary that explores the lives of the wrestlers who dedicate their lives to the craft of professional wrestling. It is a film that is both entertaining and thought-provoking, as it delves into the complex relationships and emotions that exist within the wrestling community. This film is a must-see for anyone who has ever been fascinated by the world of professional wrestling, or anyone who is interested in the human experience of dedicating oneself to a passion.

Fake It So Real is a 2012 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 74.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (155)
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