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Hollywood Buddha (2003)

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Philippe Caland directs himself in Hollywood Buddha, a comedy about spirituality and show-business success. Philippe (Caland) is a producer who has been unable to get anyone to buy the film he finished five years before and is living in a tent while construction continues to be delayed on his dream house. In debt to his brother, the bank, and the construction crew building his home, Philippe turns to Jim (Jim Stewart), a Buddhist spiritual advisor. Jim tells Philippe to possess a specific sculpture of the Buddha. Once Philippe has the statue, his fortunes make a marked turn for the better. Hollywood Buddha was screened at the 2003 Avignon Film Festival.

Cast

Theo Cardan
as Para Kapur
Steve Siegel
as The Rock
Hugette Caland
as Huguette (Mom)
Martine Male
as Martine
Adam Sherman
as Senator (Bum)
Philip Dixon
as Master Atchoum
Edward Lin
as Eddie (Investor)
Lucio Niccolodi
as Lucio (Invester)
Bonnie Lynne
as Bonnie (New Victim)
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Critic Reviews for Hollywood Buddha

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Caland is effortlessly cool as the half-charming, half-annoying wannabe (he'd make an ideal Euro-baddie in a thriller), and the film is all the funnier because it's played totally straight.

March 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/4

This off-putting satire is a jumble of misguided ideas that gather like lint in the navel of self-obsessed director Philippe Caland.

March 18, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4

[A] self-important tale of woe.

March 17, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The movie, as an exercise in narcissism, is breathtaking.

March 15, 2005 | Full Review…

Hollywood Buddha isn't remotely funny or pointed enough to qualify as satire.

September 30, 2004 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

At once a woefully overfamiliar bashing of Hollywood superficiality and a seemingly unwitting paean to the self-absorbed enlightenment that passes among industry folk for personal growth.

September 22, 2004

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