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Hollywood Dreams Reviews

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September 7, 2007
This is one of Jaglom's most curious and oddly moving films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2007
I've been among the unbelievers, but Hollywood Dreams turned me around -- to a point. Perhaps it's because the film is among Jaglom's best, love him or leave him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2007
Another clumsy Jaglom vanity project that's as grating as fingernails on a blackboard.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 12, 2007
This film is too out there for a strong recommendation.
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June 12, 2007
This is a quirky little movie that may have some people heading for the exits before the first 15 minutes have passed.
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June 8, 2007
It's the Hollywood dream factory as seen through [director] Jaglom's lens, and it's often out of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 7, 2007
The balance of this indie production (Jaglom's 14th) consists of his usual weakly improvised relationship comedy.
June 7, 2007
Jaglom's Hollywood Dreams are far closer to reality than they might seem. Unfortunately.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2007
[Director] Jaglom's scruffy style doesn't carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 1, 2007
The movie caves in on the issue of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 30, 2007
The director lets actors do their thing, to a fault, which makes Frederick's blitzkrieg of a performance often off-putting but occasionally mesmerizing.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2007
An indifferent stylist at best, [Jaglom's] films stand or fall depending on the talent and appeal of his leads, and he's found a good one in Frederick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2007
Amateurishly put together and reverently self-referential it's hard to imagine this movie having much appeal for anyone beyond its own cast and crew. Given the apparent size of its budget, though, that's probably enough to make it profitable.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 25, 2007
Hollywood Dreams is a must for Jaglom fans. For other viewers, it will depend upon how much they can take of Jaglom's improvisational style and Frederick's over-the-top, tear-filled acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 25, 2007
The biggest problem is inexperienced lead Tanna Frederick, who overplays every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 25, 2007
Knowing but never jaded, Hollywood Dreams is driven by Ms. Frederick's no-boundaries commitment to her broken character, a performance that's as startling as it is touching.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 25, 2007
Hollywood Dreams is meant to be an insider's tale, but it feels like it comes from the cinema of hangers-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 24, 2007
An exceedingly modest comedy an annoying motormouth with almost nothing interesting to say. ... If I ever laughed, I don't remember it.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2007
Too often Jaglom's touch is slightly off, piling up a mountain of absurdist scenes rife with oddball, "human" behavior that tests viewer patience.
May 18, 2007
Like John Cassavetes and Martin Scorsese, Jaglom knows how to push a scene into realms of such emotional nakedness that the viewer starts to feel like a voyeur looking in on relationships that are none of his or her business.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
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