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My Scientology Movie

My Scientology Movie is a movie starring Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, and Marty Rathbun. Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Other Titles
Min film om Scientology, Louis Theroux og scientologane, Mi película de la cienciología, Meu Filme de Cientologia, Theroux och scientologi, Theroux ja skientologia
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
John Dower
Writer
Louis Theroux, John Dower
Actors
Louis Theroux, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta, Marty Rathbun
Country
UK
Year
2015
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Louis Theroux documents his investigation into what goes on behind the scenes of the infamous Church of Scientology.

Comments about documentary «My Scientology Movie» (25)

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Julie H.

I just got back from the Toronto International Film Festival. I was blown away by the overwhelming response to my film. One of the questions asked was "How did it feel to be an outsider watching this film?" The responses ranged from "Wow, this is incredible!" to "I don't know what I'm supposed to feel." I also received some messages from people who couldn't relate to the film. They felt that it was "too religious" and that the subject matter of "Non-LDS" or "Scientology" was "too obscure." One man commented that the film wasn't even about Scientology but "about how we can become better people." Another said "We feel that the film was almost glorifying Scientology." I think it's a very important movie to show the ups and downs of Scientology. It was also amazing to see such an intimate and intimate relationship between the director and the subjects. I felt that they were very empathetic, caring, and much more than just a commercial for Scientology. I'm not sure I'd go to any kind of "conversion" therapy but the subjects did tell their stories. They were truly interested in sharing their stories. Overall, the film is very important and it's very well-made. It's a very powerful movie.

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Paul

How does one become a Scientologist and what do they believe? This film takes you through the steps and gives you a good idea of what it's like. There are some things in the movie that may surprise you, or cause you to rethink some of your beliefs. The best part of the film was the information that it had given you and the comments it made. If you are considering becoming a Scientologist, don't go into it with preconceived notions. It's not easy and many people have done it in the past, and it's certainly not easy to be in the church. But in the end, everyone does whatever they feel is best for them. Whether you're a Christian, Jew, Muslim, or not, it doesn't really matter, it's still good to know what you believe. In the end, I was glad that I had seen the movie, and I would definitely recommend it. There are many people who believe in the religion and its beliefs and I think it would be great if more people could see it and understand why so many people have joined. The information that is given in the movie was very well done. I think it was worth it and I would recommend that everyone sees it. I've watched the movie twice already and I'm still going to watch it.

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Jesse Chavez

i was looking forward to this film, and i was not disappointed. the concept is great, and there are some fine performances, though i don't know how they really did it. but the story line is good, and you do feel for the person on the outside. the film itself is a good thing, and it does not just sit there, waiting for you to get to the good stuff. it shows the reality, and you just want to reach out and help. i was also impressed by the short documentary on the internet, it's very well done, and it is well done, and not just in a bad way. this is one of the best documentaries i have seen in a long time. i have to say that the first half of the movie was really good, but the second half i thought could of been better. i think the story could of been a little more in depth, and if the documentary was a little longer, it would of been a lot better. the whole documentary was very well done, and the actors really did a good job. i would recommend this movie to anyone who is a fan of the religion, or is in to documentaries. it is a must see.

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Sara E.

I never watched the Show but was on the stand when it happened. I was 15 at the time. I felt I was watching something great and to me it was.I think the audience was saying "what the heck was he doing in that studio". I did not have a clue. I felt ashamed to be in the audience. I've never had so much shock and so much acceptance from the audience. That being said I don't think it would be such a great movie without showing what was really happening. I do not think I would have watched it if it was just people talking about it or saying they saw it. I think it would have been more of a story of the celebrity and how he was perceived as a bad person and how he was making people look bad. The whole show is a documentary. It's the true story of what happened when he was actually arrested. It's the real world of how a person can get in to do something like that. The only thing that was different was that it was in the late 70's and the show had aired long before the infamous "Miscavige Incident".

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Phillip Stone

I have never been to the UK, but I remember watching the movie and being slightly confused as to what was happening. Now, a lot of people have complained about how poorly the story is presented, but I thought the plot was really well-presented and thought that the acting was well done. I thought the story was actually very well done and I would definitely watch this again. If I ever end up going to the UK, I will definitely be watching this movie. Also, I thought the movie was very well-edited and the lighting was great. I think that the best part about the movie was that I had never seen this before and was actually taken aback at how good the lighting was. I don't think that it was the lighting that made the movie so good, but rather the editing. Overall, I think that the story was well-presented and I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who would like to see a good movie that isn't Hollywood.

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Melissa

I am writing this review to tell everyone that I think that this film is so good, that I will watch it again. It is truly amazing how many people do not know about this film. It is an incredible film, that shows what happens when people who are not supposed to be in the church, get involved in it. When I watched this film, I was in complete awe, that it shows what really goes on in this church. I am not ashamed to say that I am a church member, I went to church, I have been a member of the church since I was 10 years old. This film has changed my life, I have no doubt about it. I recommend this film to everyone, because it is amazing and so important to know about Scientology. I highly recommend this film to all Scientologists, because it is truly a great film, and I am going to watch it again.

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Dennis W.

This is not the film I expected, but if you're looking for a movie to lighten up a bit, this one might be for you. This is not a documentary, not a "documentary style" film, it is a film about a woman who has left the Church and is now living in the rest of the world. Her daughter has left the church and she was left behind in a world of religious oppression. She was once a very strong believer and she tells her story. Her life has gone downhill for the last 10 years. It's not the Church, it's the state of the world. And I found it fascinating to see this woman, who is a strong believer, break down and we see this transformation. It makes you realize that even people who believe in Scientology, who do believe in what they believe in, they still have a strong belief in their beliefs. There is an amazing amount of hate towards the Church in this film, but even when they talk about the hate that they face, they still believe in their beliefs. Even though they don't like the Church, they still believe in their beliefs. That is where the difference comes in, and it is the strength of their belief. They are the stronger ones, because they believe in the things that they believe in. It is the belief of the weaker ones, that is weak. And that is what makes it so fascinating, to see these strong people make the transition from believing in what they believe in, to just believing in it. It is a very interesting story, that really shows us how far some people will go to be a better person, and it is so sad to see the abuse they suffer at the hands of the Church. That is what makes it so fascinating to see the strength of belief, which is the strength of the human spirit.

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Rebecca

I would have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. I was expecting something a little more dramatic or much more light-hearted. Although I would have liked it to be more dramatic, it was very well done, and I was moved by the courage and bravery of the women in this film. The documentary didn't over dramatize the story. It did a very good job of focusing on the people's stories, as well as showing how brave they were. It was a very moving film and it had many good points, but it could have been more dramatic and used more of the testimonies. I would have liked to have seen more of the stories of the women in the church, as I have seen the film and they were just amazing to me. I don't know how they survived. It was amazing to see them in this doc, and I'm really glad they were able to tell their stories. This was a very well done documentary. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Scientology.

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Beverly Owens

What is "Shade"? What is "Shade" about? I am not sure. Why this film is called "Shade" I don't know. But the film is certainly entertaining and very good. My two favourite things about the film are the first part, which has very interesting interviews with Scientology's founder L. Ron Hubbard and his wife Orson Welles and the second part, which has interviews with Scientology's founder John Travolta and his wife, Shelly Duvall. I was surprised at how many of the interviews seemed to be written as they were filmed. I'm not sure if that was deliberate or not, but it was a lot of fun and it was nice to see "Shade" as a whole. I also have to mention the many wonderful films, documentaries and movies that were shown at the film festival at the Ritz in Los Angeles. My favourite film was "The 10 Commandments", but all of the documentaries were very entertaining. My other favourite film was "Fargo", but all of the documentaries were very good. I was a bit surprised by "Fargo" because I thought it was a little boring. But it is a good film. So I think "Shade" is a good film, but I haven't seen it. But I certainly hope to see it soon. Another film that was very entertaining was "There's Something About Mary". "Shade" is definitely not a film for people who are looking for "deep" thoughts about Scientology. But I recommend it to anyone who likes a good, entertaining and interesting film. It also has some good actors and actresses in it. I give "Shade" an 8 out of 10. I think it is a very good film and it is very entertaining. I think it is very likely that "Shade" will become a cult classic in a few years. I give "Shade" a 9 out of 10.

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Denise

This documentary is a great look at the most controversial cult in the history of cinema. It's a compilation of interviews with more than a hundred members of Scientology. The book it was based on was very interesting as well. I found it interesting that the documentary focuses on a time period, and not one year later. What this means is that the interviews are more relevant to the current year rather than those of the early 1970's. I would have preferred a documentary that follows members of the Church of Scientology throughout their entire life. However, the documentaries were still interesting to watch. I would recommend this to anyone interested in Scientology. I found it extremely entertaining and highly enjoyable. I really hope that this documentary will be made into a TV series in the near future.

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Thomas

I saw this movie on late night TV and I thought it was interesting and I am going to buy it on DVD. This movie is about a group of teenagers and is based in San Francisco. I liked this movie. It does show some Scientology but I think that it is very interesting. I think that it is great to be a member of a church like that. I am not a Scientologist but I have the same thoughts that a lot of people have. I think that they should stop making movies like this one. We don't need to see Scientology in our movies. We are all here for different reasons. But there is some movies that should not be made. I don't know what they are but this one is not one of them.

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Jacob Morris

This was an extremely well-made documentary, and I have to say that it was my most satisfying Scientology movie to date. I'm not going to waste too much time detailing the movie, as it's very well-done. The production value is amazing, the production crew is great, and there are some real gems in the documentary. I was particularly impressed with how they were able to separate reality and fiction in this movie. The whole movie felt very real, and not at all scripted. It's a shame that some people will look at it as being fake. It's just not. There's a lot of good information in this movie, and it is definitely worth seeing. However, it is not the best documentary out there. It's definitely one of the better documentaries out there, and it's definitely worth seeing. This one is the best one I've seen yet, by a mile. I really liked this one, and I will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to see it.

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Doris Diaz

I got a chance to see this film in LA on June 10th and I was very impressed with it. The film is just as strong as a documentary. I was very happy to see it had been filmed from the perspective of L. Ron Hubbard. There were many little parts that brought back memories of my childhood as well as the younger years of my life. It gave a great insight into the life of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. There were some comments made about the fake Hubbard family, which was very interesting. The film had some footage from the early years of Hubbard. They also had a few comments about some of the former wives of Hubbard. The film has been edited in such a way that it is very easy to follow and understand. You also get to see some of the interviews of people who have talked with L. Ron Hubbard. I am very impressed with how the film is edited. I think the editing was very well done. I can recommend this film to anyone who wants to learn more about L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology.

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Charles Price

I'll be honest, it's a lot to take in. I didn't go to a "show" but just happened to come by a video store with a tape of the documentary. Being a great fan of the series, I was curious to see what it was like to be a "Scientologist" and what all the fuss was about. I went expecting to see some entertaining stuff, and even though I only saw about an hour of the documentary, I found myself in awe and wanting to see it again. What the documentary really does is go over the history of Scientology and the vast amount of information that is available. The Scientologists interviewed are a diverse bunch of folks. From the people who are ex-Scientologists to the ex-Scientologists who are now non-Scientologists and even an ex-Scientologist who is now a non-Scientologist. You get to see the flaws and challenges that come with the practice of Scientology and the problems that come with living in a church. They also touch on the problems with the Church and the various ways that it has been handled. It's a fascinating documentary and one that I recommend to everyone who enjoys the show and of course, if you're a Scientologist, it's a must see!

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Keith P.

The documentary "Tom Cruise" explores his life and the life of Scientology. It goes into detail about the early years of Scientology. It shows how he became involved with Scientology and how it has changed him as a person. It goes into the history of Scientology and its ideas. The documentary also examines his political views. He has made it very clear that he is not a Scientologist. He does not believe in Scientology. He is not a Scientologist. He does not agree with the teachings of Scientology. He says that his views are his own. His views do not match the teachings of Scientology. The documentary does a great job at explaining why Tom Cruise is different from other celebrities. It does a good job at explaining his political views and his political views do not match the teachings of Scientology. The documentary is interesting but does not do a great job at explaining how Tom Cruise became involved with Scientology. The documentary is very well done and I recommend it to everyone.

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Angela Morrison

It's not always easy to be a critic and on the other hand you must also be a critic to enjoy this film. I watched this movie last week, and I really liked it. I would recommend it to anyone who is a critic or has any other interest in Scientology. I really liked it, and it was a treat for me to watch it. I really like the way they made the movie. The trailers were awesome. But I don't know how much of the actual movie is in the trailers. I think the true nature of the movie is actually hidden in the trailers. If I would have known that, I would have never watched the trailers.

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Arthur Ferguson

The documentary is a chronological presentation of the years that have transpired since the end of the Scientology movement, and highlights the most memorable episodes. It shows the impact that the "War of Attrition" has had on all those involved, and the people involved in the process. It also includes accounts from former Scientologists and people who were involved at the time. It shows how Scientology has changed over the years, and how it has effected their lives, and the lives of their loved ones. The highlights of this documentary include: Former Scientologists Robert Vaughn and Jane Manning, and former members Ron Miscavige and Janet Reitman. In an interview with Janet Reitman, she talks about how Scientology had changed her life, and how she thinks that the treatment and the personality changes caused by the religion were the reason for her leaving Scientology. She also talks about how the treatment that she received was nothing like what was promised, and that the fact that she was told that she had to follow a "revelation" made her realize that the treatment was completely pointless. She also talks about how when she left Scientology, she realized that her husband was in danger because of her involvement with Scientology, and how she would rather have known this about him. They also talk about the reasons for leaving Scientology and how they came to this decision, and the treatment that she received, and how she could have left Scientology and been the same person, and what the repercussions of leaving Scientology would have been. There are many other interesting stories that were presented in the film, such as when Jenna Miscavige (Ron Miscavige) was allowed to leave Scientology, when people who were involved in Scientology, including Tom Cruise, were allowed to leave, and many other stories. The documentary also features interviews with various other ex-Scientologists and ex-Scientologists who were involved in the treatment of the church. The documentary includes interviews with people such as Robyn Wiesner (Amy Scobee), Cynthia Stahler (Kate Brown), and many other people who were involved in Scientology treatment of people. The documentary is a very interesting one to watch, and is definitely worth watching. It is definitely worth watching, and the best thing about it is that it is quite enjoyable to watch. Highly recommended.

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Jeffrey C.

The cast is simply spectacular. The editing is flawless, the photography is beautiful, and the editing, editing, editing. Great film. A must see. If you like movies with a message, I recommend this one.

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George

A very good documentary. I had no idea that Scientology was such a nasty cult. Not to mention that it is difficult to just leave. The reason I did not believe that my own parents were any better than these people is that my parents were on the receiving end of the cult. All I can say is that if I had no parents, I would probably be just like these people. I think the only way to make a difference is to try to help your own people. I will definitely be watching this again. If you are interested in watching a documentary that shows the truth, I suggest watching this one. I am sure that there is much more to the story than the movie portrays.

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Johnny A.

This is the story of a man who was a member of Scientology in the 1960's, but left the religion after his wife and child were killed in a car accident. He was later involved in a murder case and is now serving a life sentence in prison. I was interested to see how the movie ended. It ended with him being released from prison. The movie was well done, and I enjoyed it. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in Scientology.

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Kenneth

I had the pleasure of seeing the documentary, Scientology: The Movie at the Toronto International Film Festival. This was my first time seeing the film and I was blown away by it. It was the most honest, candid, and revealing film I have ever seen. I believe that it is an important film for people who have been in the church, or have relatives who have been in the church. It is a movie that should be seen by all who are interested in the history of the church. I can't wait to see it again. I highly recommend this film to everyone who wants to know more about Scientology. It is a very well done film, and it will make you think. The director of the film, Ron Miscavige, has a very unique style of telling the story. He has a great way of getting the audience to feel that they are part of the story. I have never seen anything like this before. I also think it is important to note that this is not an attack on Scientology. This is about the history of the church. The director and producer of the film, Lawrence Wright, has done an excellent job of putting the history of Scientology in a documentary format. He has done an excellent job of making it accessible to everyone. I have been a member of the church for twenty years, and I have never seen anything like this before. It is a film that is not for everyone, but I believe that it will be a great movie for people who are interested in the history of Scientology. It is a very important film that should be seen by everyone. I highly recommend this film.

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Patricia Carr

I watched this movie with a friend, and we both agreed it was one of the best films we've ever seen. The reason it was so good was because it was not afraid to be true, and it was honest. It wasn't a film that you had to watch once, you had to watch it several times. The acting was incredible, and it was filmed so well, it felt like you were there. The editing was great, and the way they filmed the movie was fantastic. The actors were fantastic, and the direction was amazing. I think this movie is very important, because it shows how we are living in a world where people are being forced to become Scientologists. It shows the extent of the indoctrination that is happening, and the damage that it has done to the world. I recommend this movie to everyone, and I hope that it is shown in schools around the world.

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Lisa Andrews

I liked this movie, but that is not to say that it is perfect. Some of the stories and ideas are simplistic, and so are some of the characters, so that there is a feeling of lack of a character arc for a lot of the main characters. The relationship between young Paulette (from the "T.V. show") and her mother (who is played by the late Pat Morita) is not the right one to draw the viewer in. What I do like is that the director brings in a great deal of art, but it is more of a case of the director bringing in the art. The technical aspects are fine, especially in the interview with Paulette. However, the overall impression is that this film is very limited. It tries to get into all the movements of the mind of a person (except for what I have noted above), but it is not very comprehensive. The movie would have been more complete if the film makers did not describe the human mind in some great detail, so that it can be understood even by someone who has not seen the "T.V. show." By this, I mean that they could have explained the human mind in more detail, and then they could have said that it is easier to understand and more valuable than what we are taught in school.

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Jonathan B.

I do not see why so many people like this. I have never seen or heard of this organization. I have to say, it is not very enjoyable. It is very sad that so many people can spend so much time watching this. I am a Scientologist, and I have to say that this is the worst movie I have ever seen. The problem is, I never felt like I had enough time to watch it all. I am sure the other people in the theater loved it, but I didn't.

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Eric S.

It was hard for me to watch this film for a variety of reasons, and the reason is partly that I am not a believer. I am not sure that the film goes as far as it could go to argue the point that there is a Scientologist church out there, with a website, with its own religion, with its own leader, with its own theology, with its own rituals, with its own laws, with its own message. This film doesn't do it, and it does the best it can to make you understand why some people will find it hard to accept it. It is also hard to watch it with the knowledge that the film makers are making a film about Scientology. You have to understand that they are making a film about Scientology, and so in a sense, it's a documentary. For me, I found the film was a valuable education. And it made me think. The film was a useful tool for the other side, and you should probably see it if you want to see the other side.