A week in the life of “The Gong Show” host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown and other comical characters involved in his life and work on the TV show.
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An unquestionably tacky vanity project that, intentionally or otherwise, is actually kind of brilliant in some sort of hard to define meta-surrealist way; with the many moments it falls flat being some of the most fascinating parts. I can't quite attest to the artistic integrity of Chuck Barris, but anyone with a taste for the absurd should check out this film.