a fictional, farcical film that has the style, 'look and feel' of a documentary, with irreverent humor, parody, or slapstick, that is deliberately designed to 'mock' the documentary or subject that it features; related to docudrama (a film that depicts real people and actual events in their lives)
  Examples: This is Spinal Tap (1984) (pictured), Best in Show (2000), Zelig (1983), Husbands and Wives (1991), Bob Roberts (1992), Waiting for Guffman (1996), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Glossary of cinematic terms . 2015.

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  • mockumentary — UK [ˌmɒkjʊˈment(ə)rɪ] / US [ˌmɑkjəˈment(ə)rɪ] noun [countable] Word forms mockumentary : singular mockumentary plural mockumentaries a film or television programme that has the form of a serious documentary about a subject but is intended to make …   English dictionary

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