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My Scientology Movie (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 10 March 2017 (USA)
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Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

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Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

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Practising Scientology freelance, without the aggressive profit motive, is known as "Freezoning" and is another form of "Squirreling" in addition to the reenactments shown here. See more »

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Marty Rathbun: Hey, I'm unemployable, here!
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The parts they show in the trailers are good, the rest disappoints
13 November 2016 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Louis Theroux, and also enjoy him in this documentary. But it kind of misses its mark. Louis never gets to spend much time with Scientologists (though not for lack of trying), which is sad, as those few bizarre moments are the clear highlight of the documentary. Instead, he goes on a mission to make a vague reenactment of certain moments in David Miscavige's life, as a way to explore the background and motives behind the organization and Miscavige himself. It's not that interesting, and it doesn't really reveal much beyond what you learn from other documentaries on the same subject (Going clear, for instance).

The meetings with former church members are alright, and there is at least a couple of really good moments with them. But perhaps because they are not the people he is after, Louis never probes that deep into them. If he did, those moments does not end up on screen.

It's a documentary worth watching if you like his stuff, but it's not as good as many of the episodes of his shows.


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