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Hollywood Dreams Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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 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 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 18, 2007
Better pruning and different choices might have helped to shape the film into a more cohesive piece, instead of one so desperate to be funny that it sacrifices its honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 17, 2007
It's a clunky, slack, directionless film that ultimately heads in a meaningful direction, but makes much of the route there seem unnecessary.
Read More | Original Score: C+
May 15, 2007
The 15th film in 35 years written and directed by Henry Jaglom, that love-him-or-hate-him iconoclast of American independent filmmaking, is also one of his warmest.