Academy Award-winner Errol Morris’ TABLOID follows the much stranger-than-fiction adventures of Joyce McKinney, a former “beauty queen” whose single-minded devotion to the man of her dreams leads her across the globe and directly onto the front pages of the British tabloid newspapers. Joyce’s crusade for love and personal vindication, as illustrated by Morris, takes her through a surreal world of gunpoint abduction, manacled Mormons, oddball accomplices, bondage modeling, magic underwear and dreams of celestial unions. This notorious affair is barking mad.
Equal parts love story, film noir, brainy B-movie and demented fairy tale, TABLOID is a delirious meditation on hysteria – both public and personal – from a filmmaker who continues to break down and blow open the documentary genre with his penetrating portraits of eccentric and profoundly complex characters. In TABLOID, Morris concocts another jaw-dropping portrayal, this time of a phenomenally driven woman whose romantic obsessions and delusions catapult her over the edge into scandal-sheet notoriety and an unimaginable life. Long before the days of Lindsay, Britney and the 24-hour news cycle, Joyce McKinney reigned as the ensnaring Femme Fatale accused of sexual defiance. In TABLOID, she is back, and Morris offers up his best guilty treasure.
Acclaim for Tabloid
“4 STARS! SPELLBINDING. ONE OF THE DAMNEDEST FILMS ERROL MORRIS HAS EVER MADE.”Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“A GUARANTEED GOOD TIME AT THE MOVIES.”Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
“ASTONISHING. An impossible and perfect embodiment of just how curious our species can be.”A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“INTENSELY PLEASURABLE. We laugh like mad…What a treasure trove. With each event, one’s jaw drops further and further. TABLOID is candy for voyeurs.”David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“GRADE A. Succulent, Fascinating, Bizarrely touching. Pure Movie Candy.”wen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING. A GIFT FROM THE MOVIEMAKING GODS.”Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“MESMERIZING. A MUST-SEE.”Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“IRRESISTIBLE. Morris is a storyteller of the highest order, and within seconds, he draws us into his subject, doling out details, making us wonder what will happen next and dropping bombs for maximum impact.”Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“ASTONISHING. THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING.”Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“A sharp, runaway RASHOMON parable inside one of the most thoroughly entertaining films of the year.”Eric Hynes, The Village Voice
“playful, voyeuristic guilty pleasure, an exploration of the wacky and tacky and our compulsive need to feed on such tales. It’s consistently a kick, and it couldn’t be more relevant.”Christy Lemire, Associated Press
“Irresistible. Endlessly entertaining. When Errol Morris decides he wants to entertain the hell out of us, he delivers.”Tom Carson, GQ