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California Dreams (2017)




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From acclaimed director Mike Ott (LAKE LOS ANGELES, ACTOR MARTINEZ) comes the new comedy documentary feature CALIFORNIA DREAMS, presenting five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life change. Through auditions set up in small towns across Southern California, the film shows genuine characters with big Hollywood aspirations who, for various reasons, have never had the opportunity to pursue their dreams. With subjects including celebrity impersonators, aspiring writers, and a former nurse, this bitingly funny film reveals the strange and entrancing hypnotic grip that Hollywood has, in some way or form, on everyone.


Critic Reviews for California Dreams

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Ott has artfully constructed a slippery hall of human mirrors, testing and subverting the rules of empathy in documentary and narrative cinema alike.

March 14, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A film filled with badly acted scenes that doesn't really go anywhere, has no real narrative or structure or momentum or even anything coherent to say.

February 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Call this by whatever name you choose - hybrid documentary, scripted reality, narrative nonfiction, etc. - it's endlessly fascinating, regardless.

February 6, 2018 | Full Review…

"California Dreams" remains like a tumbleweed and never reveals its purpose.

February 15, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Offers a poetic glimpse of the struggle for fame and fortune in its own way.

February 14, 2017 | Full Review…

A film that is easier on the eye than the soul.

February 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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