Mark Wahlberg was shooting a Boston bombing movie at the marathon finish line today for 'real authenticity'

Perhaps this is too authentic?
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One of the easiest criticisms to level at a film is that it is "not realistic enough," but Mark Wahlberg and the team behind the movie Patriots Day might be taking that a bit too seriously. Wahlberg was spotted dressed as a police officer at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday as part of filming for the Peter Berg-directed movie about the 2013 marathon bombings, The Washington Post reports.

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at TheWeek.com. She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.