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Director  Albert Brooks
Music director  Mort Lindsey
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Language  English
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Writer  Albert Brooks, Monica Johnson, Harry Shearer
Release date  March 29, 1979 (1979-03-29)
Initial release  March 2, 1979 (New York City)
Screenplay  Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Monica Johnson
Cast  Albert Brooks (Albert Brooks), Dick Haynes (Councilman Harris), Joseph Schaffler (Paul Lowell), Phyllis Quinn (Donna Stanley), Charles Grodin (Warren Yeager), Frances Lee McCain (Jeannette Yeager)
Similar movies  The Truman Show, Southland Tales, Dead Set, Do You Like My Basement?, Reality Comedy Candid, Treasure Hunt

Real life 1979

Real Life is a 1979 American comedy film starring Albert Brooks (in his directorial debut), who also co-authored the screenplay. It is a spoof of the 1973 reality television program An American Family and portrays a documentary filmmaker named Albert Brooks who attempts to live with and film a dysfunctional family for one full year.


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Charles Grodin co-stars as the family's patriarch who consents to permit cameras in his Arizona home. Real-life producer Jennings Lang also has an acting role in Real Life.

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Ordinary family man Warren Yeager and his wife Jeannette are delighted to have a documentary filmmaker, Albert Brooks, choose them for a new cinematic and "scientific" experiment—he intends to capture every waking moment of their daily life on film. It is a project Brooks confidently announces to a large gathering, even greeting them with a song.

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The concept is for the Yeagers and their two children to go about their business at their Phoenix home, work and school as if nothing is different from a typical day, ignoring the fact that men wearing cameras that look like Star Wars helmets are recording every move they make and every word they say.

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Brooks promises to be as unobtrusive as possible, taking up a separate residence in the neighborhood and promising not to interfere. Little by little, though, the stress of everyday life is complicated by the presence of the film crew. Brooks also becomes the unwitting object of Mrs. Yeager's attentions.

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Yeager, a veterinarian, becomes grief-stricken when he is filmed accidentally causing a horse's death. A grandparent's death similarly upsets Jeannette. Soon the couple stops talking, becoming, as Brooks puts it, "lifeless" in their every day life. The unscrupulous man from Hollywood is likely to go to any lengths to make his film more interesting, even if it means dressing up as a clown to cheer them up or letting the Yeager house catch fire.


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  • Albert Brooks as Albert Brooks
  • Charles Grodin as Warren Yeager
  • Frances Lee McCain as Jeannette Yeager
  • J.A. Preston as Dr. Ted Cleary
  • Matthew Tobin as Dr. Howard Hill
  • Jennings Lang as Martin Brand
  • David Spielberg as Dr. Jeremy Nolan
  • Norman Bartold as Dr. Isaac Steven Hayward
  • Julie Payne as Dr. Anne Kramer
  • Johnny Haymer as Dr. Maxwell Rennert
  • Leo McElroy as Jim Sanders
  • Lisa Urette as Lisa Yeager
  • Robert Stirrat as Eric Yeager

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