The Life of Reilly
As a child, game-show fixture Charles Nelson Reilly had a lobotomized aunt, an institutionalized father, a racist mother, and was the only gay kid on the block. So how did he end up a Tony winner, a staple of television, and a generational icon? The Life Of Reilly is his funny, sad, surprising, and ultimately touching life story.
After its release, The Life of Reilly was “Certified Fresh” with a “100% Fresh” rating from critics at Rotten Tomatoes and was listed at year’s end as their best reviewed film of 2007.
The film appeared on several critics’ and reader top ten lists of the best films of 2007 including: The Village Voice/LA Weekly Film Poll of Best Films of 2007, which featured The Life of Reilly in its top ten “Best Documentary” list; Nerve.com’s 2007 Reader’s Poll, which listed The Life of Reilly as the 3rd Funniest Film of 2007; and Ed Gonzalez of Slant Magazine, who picked The Life of Reilly as the year’s 10th best film overall.