Watch: My Scientology Movie 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology..
Plot: Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux.
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one of theroux’s most disappointing works
I was so excited to finally see this documentary, however the lack of access Louis is able to gain into the church makes for a very boring and uncaptivating documentary.
apart from the odd confrontation with a church member which is somewhat entertaining, there is nothing of substance in this ‘movie’ no direction at all.
We all know they’re a bunch of loonies but this being a theroux doco I wanted something more. Something that would really shock me.
Perhaps this is the reason for the delayed release of this film. With such little footage I can imagine this being a challenging piece to put together.
Why couldn’t he go undercover and try to gain some sort of access into the church? Perhaps do an auditing session and turn it into an interview very subtly (which we know he’s good at).
I’m a huge fan of this man’s work but this this just doesn’t do it for me. I rarely lose focus when watching anything louis. I just can;t find any sort of story in this. A strange movie that has left little impact, only repeating things we already knew about this psychotic church.
Interesting, surprising, unsettling
“My Scientology Movie” is an interesting documentary. It’s certainly not the movie I expected it to be, and nor is it really the movie I wanted. I was thrown by the approach Theroux took, casting actors to play key Scientology figures David Miscavige and Tom Cruise, and having them act out allegedly violent incidents.
On a second watch, the pieces fell into place somewhat. Casting actors to play Scientologists is, after all, what made the Church famous! It seemed a deliberate artifice, but as the documentary explains, that was deliberate on behalf of L. Ron Hubbard, who at first tried to convert the top movie stars of the day – Jimmy Stewart and Greta Garbo – knowing that this was the best possible route for exposure of his religion.
The “artifice”, therefore, only brings you closer to understanding what may have happened behind closed doors, especially when you hear ex-Scientology hatchet man Marty Rathbun instructing the actors in how to sound more like the modern-day emperor, David Miscavige.
For a movie with a great deal of deliberate invention, the film also has a few bizarre, unscripted moments, such as the chance appearance of Hollywood party girl Paz de la Huerta, who supposedly thinks Theroux’s camera crew are there to film her, and an explosive moment where Marty Rathbun loses his temper with Louis that all fans will want to see for themselves.
The overall impression of the movie is that it’s not as much of a Louis Theroux documentary as you might expect. He seems like someone lost at sea around all the conflicting information, the allegations, the stalking and newspeak. He doesn’t know who to trust, and neither do we.
It’s an unsettling viewing experience, but a worthwhile one, as long as you don’t expect any easy answers.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director John Dower
Writer John Dower, Louis Theroux
Actors Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Marty Rathbun
Country United Kingdom
Awards 4 nominations
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Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
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