Shooting the Warwicks is a darkly comedic satire about reality TV producer Mickey Wagner and his amoral attempt to re-invent the genre. Mickey’s revolutionary idea is to pick an average family and put them under all-encompassing surveillance…without their knowledge. Unfortunately, Mickey soon realizes that the family is boring. In a desperate attempt to salvage the show, Mickey begins to interfere by injecting conflict to create drama. As the show gets better, the family starts to disintegrate. Mickey rationalizes that all will be OK in the end, for once the episodes begin airing, fame will heal all wounds.
User Reviews: This was one of the most depressing movies I’ve seen in a long time on so many different levels. First and foremost is that there are actually people in the "Arts and Entertainment" industry that would do the things that were done to the Warwick family.
Second, the degeneration of what was a relatively happy family into one that literally cannibalized itself. I honestly don’t know if I felt worse watching good people go bad as a result of hidden issues or if the outside forces manipulating the events that led to the destruction of the Warwick family were without any moral or ethical boundaries. Frankly it made me ill.
This movie may be a prelude to what the "news" media is devolving into.