Film Review: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (UK)

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myscientologymovieDirected by Joh Dower

Review by Gilbert Seah

As the title implies, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is a cheaply made kind of tacky documentary on the subject of Scientology.

The film is written by and stars Brit. Louis Theroux, who is in almost every frame. It is kind of odd to see a Brit making an American documentary and is is comical to see how he infuriates many of his subjects – even those working with him. (Theroux raises questions about Rathbun’s, (a former Scientology senior member) own complicity in the church’s “terroristic” activities, leading to tensions between the two men.) Theroux had long sought to make a documentary about the Church of Scientology from the inside but was repeatedly refused by church officials. In 2011 his producer, Simon Chinn, suggested making a 90-minute feature about Scientology. Together…

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