Reality is completely silent and stone-cold except from these interruptions, with a tense soundtrack providing further tension. Only briefly deleted portions of the transcript and Reality herself glitching out of existence constitute Satter's additional embellishments. The first time that this occurs is surprising since, up until that moment, Reality had been securely rooted in the actual. However, this detail seems to imply what the movie can't: the threat facing Reality is genuine, and by the time the movie is complete, she will be handcuffed and headed to prison to serve her sentence. She will eventually vanish thanks to the government.
Sweeney, who is most recognised for her former HBO role as Cassie, the queen of mess, in Euphoria, transforms the situation. She portrays Reality's mounting dread in such a manner that the fear permeates the screen and causes the audience to feel it intensely. Her eyes dart about as black SUVs round her yard, her dog cries outside for its owner, and she slowly begins to realise that there is no way she can escape this. It's a challenging performance. Since so much of it is based on the real person being represented, Sweeney proves to be more than capable, which is an intriguing turn for those who can't wait to see her in material that is more complex and varied than her Euphoria part.
In the end, Reality is a simple movie. There aren't any significant swings or stretchings of the facts, except from a few touches. In order to illuminate how America generates tales about itself and the counternarratives that result from its desire to defend itself, Satter skillfully combines documentary and narrative elements. A few title cards in the movie's final moments indicate Winner's prison term and criticise The Intercept for failing to shield its source. Additionally, it takes sure to draw attention to the fact that only a few days after Reality was arrested, government representatives were publicly debating the information contained in the records that she had released. There was no justice in how Reality was treated.