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Release Date: May 11, 2001

Starring: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman & Tom Herman

Genre: Documentary

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 103 minutes

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Mark Curcio, Chairman/CEO
Artisan Entertainment
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
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Content:

(B, C, Cap, Pa, FR, LL, S, N, A) Mild moral worldview with redemptive elements about two best friends who start a multi-million dollar internet company, with scenes of Eastern pagan meditations, mantras & praying; 4 profanities & 19 obscenities (including 11 F-words); talk of couple living together; and, some alcohol use.

Summary:

STARTUP.COM is an engaging look at corporate America and, in particular, the ephemeral life of the typical Internet startup company. Focusing on the two friends who start the company, STARTUP.COM concludes that family and friendships are of greater value than fleeting fame or fortune, but the movie includes some strong foul language and presents elements of a false religion.

Review:

STARTUP.COM is an engaging look at corporate America and, in particular, the ephemeral life of the typical Internet startup company. This intimately personal documentary focuses on two men, best friends since childhood, who seize the opportunity to create a multi-million dollar Internet company called govWorks.com. Fierce competition and ruthless corporate espionage are pitted against teamwork and friendship as this fascinating story unfolds.

STARTUP.COM achieves a stunning success as a documentary because it observes and captures the emotional toll of the trials and tribulations in business. One co-founder is driven to succeed, while the other rides the wave of his company’s accomplishments. Ultimately, only one man realizes that family and friendships are greater than fleeting fame or fortune.

At times, there is greater suspense, emotion and drama in STARTUP.COM than in its fictional counterparts. Regrettably, the language is coarse, and the movie presents elements of a false religion.

In Brief:

STARTUP.COM is an engaging look at the ephemeral life of the typical Internet startup company. This intimately personal documentary focuses on two men, best friends since childhood, who seize the opportunity to create a multi-million dollar Internet company called govWorks.com. Co-founders Kaleil and Tom seemingly allowed the filmmakers unlimited access to record their professional victories and failures.

STARTUP.COM offers a stark look at the realities of business, and the high cost often paid for success. Fierce competition and ruthless corporate espionage are pitted against teamwork and friendship as this fascinating story unfolds. STARTUP.COM achieves a stunning success as a documentary because it observes and captures the emotional toll of the trials and tribulations in business. One co-founder is driven to succeed, while the other rides the wave of his partner’s ambitions. It is almost inspiring to watch these men survive the onslaught of setbacks in their paths. Eventually, one man concludes that family and friendships are of greater value than fleeting fame or fortune. At times, there is greater suspense, emotion and drama in STARTUP.COM than in its fictional counterparts. Regrettably, the language is coarse and the movie presents elements of a false religion