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Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer

Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer is a movie starring Carl Bernstein, Tony Brenna, and Maggie Haberman. 'Scandalous' is the sensational true story of The National Enquirer, the infamous tabloid with a prescient...

Other Titles
Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer, Skandalozno: Neispričana priča Nacionalnog Enquirer-a
Running Time
1 hours 37 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Mark Landsman
Maggie Haberman, Tony Brenna, Generoso Pope Jr., Carl Bernstein
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

'Scandalous' is the sensational true story of The National Enquirer, the infamous tabloid with a prescient grasp of its readers' darkest curiosities.

Comments about documentary «Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer» (17)

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Evelyn Gutierrez

When I first heard about this film, I thought it was a documentary, but I was also pretty impressed with the acting and the details about the magazine. After watching the film, I couldn't help but think it was something else. The DVD was so nice that I looked into finding out more about the men who were involved in the story. I came across the National Enquirer's website which had a lot of information about them and I was amazed that they did such a great job of showing their work. It was like they were there! It was interesting to read the background on the real lives of those involved in the film. This is definitely something I would look into if I ever make it past the second season of Criminal Minds. The real women and men who were involved in the movie were also pretty fascinating. I don't know how it ended up on a DVD but I am definitely going to get it.

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Walter H.

It is amazing that the National Enquirer would allow itself to become a source for tabloid sensationalism that could potentially be damaging to people's lives. That is an extremely sad case study of a tabloid that could have so much more impact on the public's perception of journalism and public health than it does. The National Enquirer has a very powerful combination of credibility and persuasiveness that many news organizations are beginning to ignore. Their detractors and critics on the left and right of the political spectrum have a long way to go to reach their potential and they will continue to fail on their lack of impact on the public's perception of journalism. If the National Enquirer can get this kind of story out, the balance of their credibility will be greatly improved.

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It's an interesting look at a family business that many people associate with scandal. Each family member can be seen as a trophy. A film to remember. The documentary is an in depth look at the tabloid the Enquirer, a tabloid that is the largest circulation in the United States and was known for sensationalism, sensational headlines, and sensational titles. The movie does an excellent job at being a political statement on this company and on the company itself. The movie takes you through the organization, including the development of the tabloids from newspapers to "The Enquirer", and how the company grew to be the most profitable tabloid in the country, as well as how the paper went from a paper that only gave you a bunch of articles to a major media company. It also takes you through the lives of the major players in the company, from the leader of the company, (the founder of the company), all the way down to the "coach" who helps the founder, a father, a husband, and a son. I found the film very interesting, as well as being very entertaining. It's a good thing the Enquirer was based on a true story and not a fictional film.

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I'm surprised to see the reviewers' bad reviews. So many bad reviews that many are like the reviewer in "Liar Liar" (a picture that should have won Best Picture of 2000) that believe that the reviews were unfair. The people are happy to see the movie. They are not surprised, nor offended. They just wish that it was true. I'm glad the National Enquirer isn't an everyday sight. I wish they'd make more movies. Every other Hollywood movie is about the product. Now they're about the people. They are interesting and provocative and should be encouraged to tell the truth. We are so cynical about the media that we don't know how much is just that.

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Jose Hicks

Anyone who has read any of the Howard Hughes biographies will know that the one thing that always fascinated him about his past was his "sociopathic tendencies". His infatuation with beauty, his hatred for poverty and the way that an ordinary working man could transform himself into a wealthy and ambitious citizen. It's hard to imagine anyone going through that in real life. Hughes had it all. He did it all. He had the wealth, the fame and he had the perfect body. He was obsessed with the fact that he was not just some ordinary man. He wanted to be a celebrity and would go to any lengths to achieve it. He was a serial killer. He was a publicity hound. He loved food and loved his hair. His "ideal wife" was beautiful but she wasn't the one. He made women fall in love with him by offering them something he could only give them - beautiful, glamorous women. He loved to play golf and was a golf pro. He had an intimate relationship with his company and loved it. He loved women and was a passionate lover. He was the ultimate dater. He was obsessed with his own appearances and wore clothes that reflected his beautiful figure and created a stunning personal and professional image. Hughes was a man who owned his image and who owned his talent. He was the embodiment of a man who thought he had everything, and he felt he had nothing. He wanted to be beautiful. He wanted to be glamorous. He wanted to be famous. He wanted to change the world. He wanted to be successful. He wanted to have everything. "The man is completely without self-control", a psychologist once said to him. "What he craves he can't have."

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Rachel P.

The New Yorker, a very credible magazine, has a constant flow of scandalous stories in its pages. Now the magazine has been around since 1873, but its meteoric rise in the 1980s has come from the very first issue of a single issue, New Yorker, which is truly the leading magazine of its day. My first exposure to the magazine was when I was in college and my professor told us to get the magazine and read every article, and he did! I was hooked. The magazine was that well-organized, the headlines, the captions and the entire article were so memorable, the stories such a shock. There was something so profound about them. The stories, especially the JFK story, were fascinating, often very well-researched and even a bit scary at times, and the scoops were always right on target. The New Yorker has been on a slide downhill for years, going down from the top. The ratings have dwindled, and it has been increasingly geared toward making money for the magazine, which for some reason has been a disaster. The New Yorker has actually been losing subscribers over the last ten years, and the numbers are now down to a respectable 24,000. The magazine seems to have abandoned the original purpose for which it was founded: revealing the secrets of the rich and famous. The magazine has become the most profitable business in the United States, and it has gone the way of the dinosaurs. What a shame. I think that the magazine will continue to change and evolve. It seems like it has given up on its core mission of shining a spotlight on the dark corners of the human heart, and will ultimately be forgotten in the process. I also believe that the magazine will continue to lose more subscribers, and ultimately will cease to exist as an independent institution. I've had a few phone calls from people asking me to watch the film, and I have to say that the film was very informative. In addition to getting an inside look into the magazine's history, it also touches on some very important topics, such as how the magazine has been moved away from the original purpose, and now focusing on its bottom line, instead of the heart and soul of the magazine, which I felt was its original purpose. I also think that it gave an honest portrayal of the magazine, the people who worked in it, and the gossip, and scandal, that made the New Yorker special. If you are a die-hard fan of the magazine, then I think you will love this film.

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Diana Warren

I was completely shocked at the amount of bias in this documentary. I am a long time National Enquirer reader, and I found the portrayals of the magazine and the people involved in it extremely unfair. I don't think that any of the people who were interviewed for this documentary were trying to help the people involved in the story. It was more about trying to make the story look like it was a complete story. This is one of the few documentaries that I have seen that gives a straight face to the National Enquirer. I think it is a very important documentary for everyone to see.

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From the very first moment of the movie, we are inured to the electronic sounds and images, the visuals that appear over and over again. This is really not a movie. The cameras are close ups. People are getting shot, some of them are just running away. Sometimes the angles are so blatantly apparent that it's hard to distinguish who is trying to tell a story and who is just sitting there. It's just a little too late to catch the conspiracy theories that are starting to surface about the movie, but I wouldn't really say there is a conspiracy here. But the really entertaining part is watching the people get shot. There are several different versions of this movie that include bits and pieces from the interviews that are really interesting. And to all the people who said that this movie was filled with lies, I can't disagree more. The movie certainly did use the word "lies" at least once in the movie, and the "Trunews" type interview was used in a lot of the time as well. But the truth about "Who's gonna live, who's gonna die?" is always the same. These are the facts. And the "crackpots" who have these opinions are still running around on TV. It's one of the most interesting movies I have ever seen. It's something that you can watch and learn about something that affects all of us. You can feel the emotions of the people around you when they hear that "crackpot" quote. But as for what this movie is really about, I think it's a little more complicated. Maybe it's a little more of a "post-truth" movie. But I'm still not sure if it's a "post-truth" movie or not. At least I don't think so.

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Anna C.

This is a very interesting documentary that shows how the tabloid press is a staple of American life. I think it was a very powerful film and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand the role the tabloid press has had in American history. The film is very well shot, the director has done a great job at making it look like a documentary. The film is about the rise of the tabloid press and how it took over the nation's media landscape. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to understand the role of the tabloid press and how it has shaped American history. I think this film would be a good introduction for people to the idea of the tabloid press.

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Dennis G.

I recently watched this documentary and found it very informative. It was well-balanced and it was filmed in a way that made it feel more like a documentary. I was also impressed with the way that the camera was able to get into the lives of the people featured in the film. I think it was well-acted and well-made, and the music was very fitting to the film. Overall, this documentary is a good film and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the world of tabloid journalism.

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Beverly H.

This is an interesting look at the National Enquirer, the "newspaper of record" for tabloid-loving Americans. The first part of the film is very informative and fairly entertaining, and the second part is entertaining and informative, but it's very slow and it never really has much of a plot. There are a lot of segments in the film that do not add much to the story, and a lot of segments that do not make sense. The only thing I liked about this film was the final segment, which I thought was interesting and entertaining. Overall, this is a pretty good documentary, but not the best documentary I have ever seen. I would recommend it to fans of the National Enquirer, but I would not recommend it to those who are interested in the National Enquirer.

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Billy P.

I was expecting this to be a bit of a topper for what was available in this film. However, this film was a let down. I don't think that the film was even close to the best documentary I have seen. It was very mediocre. The only thing that I could see that was very interesting is the story of his wife. The documentary focused on him and his marriage. It was interesting but for a documentary I would expect much more. There were some graphic images throughout the film that was upsetting to me. I was very shocked to see that his wife was a former model and an actress. I didn't think that it was necessary to show that information. The documentary also showed that he was not a family man. I really did think that the doc was biased toward him. I was very surprised that the documentary didn't do much for me. I was glad that there were some articles published about his wife and that I found out that they were her interview. I think that the doc was very weak and it showed little to no documentary value. I felt like it was just a bunch of facts and some clips of his wife. If you want to see a documentary that will teach you something about the National Enquirer you could do much better than this. Overall, this was a very poor documentary.

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Jesse F.

I haven't been able to see a movie in a long time that really worked, "The Untold Story of the National Enquirer" does that. It is a story of how one man from a small town in the country town in New Hampshire, rose to become a national newspaper man, and how his paper made his life completely worth it, and his life was worth it in a way, it made him a real man, instead of being the total fat man who worked for a paper, he was kind of like the Mickey Mouse of the newspaper industry, he had a heart for good news, and his reporters always turned out to be true blue men, and they were a real crew of old school newspaper guys. I really do hope there is a sequel to this, because the story is really good, and the guy who has to talk about all of this should be able to do it. Overall, I really recommend this movie, I really do, and it does the job, because it really does make you believe what really happened in the world of the Enquirer, even though you have to believe it, you still believe it, and it makes you really feel for the people who worked for the National Enquirer, and for the people who worked for this guy. My rating: 9/10.

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Anna Chen

This is a fine film for anyone who enjoys the "personally thrilling" and "wonderful" type of movie. This is a great film to share with a girlfriend or friend. It shows how the true horrors of journalism can be without being violent or disgusting. The film makers gave us all a snapshot of the works of John L. Jones, the author of the National Enquirer. The movie gives us all an insight into the way that the Enquirer creates and creates things in order to go on the front of the newspapers. I was shocked to find out how much these people were paid and the amount of money they get from their job. The film also shows us how we are all fascinated by the tabloids, with how many different things they are interested in. I can tell you this much, you will love this film.

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Betty M.

Loved it! All the story, including the incredible inner workings of the Enquirer, and many details about it. The more I watched the more I enjoyed it. Very funny and very informative. I'm also a big fan of the Enquirer. The audience at my screening was laughing and having a great time. Great stuff!

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Carl C.

The true story of how this tabloid newspaper managed to write about a rock star getting killed by his girlfriend, at the time the rock star was an Oscar winning actress. The documentary follows in the footsteps of the rock star. And the results are startling. This is a must see for everyone who is a fan of the legendary rock star, Muddy Waters.

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Brenda Robertson

It's not that this is a bad movie. It's just a good movie. It's a lot of fun to watch the guys who are in charge of all the evil stuff in the movie. It's a good laugh. There's a lot of gore, some of it actually makes sense and it's kind of cool to see the inner workings of a newspaper. It's a really fun movie.