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Pipe Dream does have its charms. The leads are natural and lovely, the pace is serene, the humor wry and sprightly.
A smart, sweet and playful romantic comedy.
What bubbles up out of John C. Walsh's Pipe Dream is the distinct and very welcome sense of watching intelligent people making a movie they might actually want to watch.
One of the funniest films I've seen this year.
The quirky and recessive charms of co-stars Martin Donovan and Mary-Louise Parker help overcome the problematic script.
The smug, oily demeanor that Donovan adopts throughout the stupidly named Pipe Dream is just repulsive.
...primarily comes off as an affable romantic comedy that boasts expectedly terrific performances...
Manages to plug all leaks and tell an implausible story that still made some sense.
Somewhere towards the last third of this movie I found myself often glancing at my watch.
All the pieces fall together without much surprise, but little moments give it a boost.
Funny and also heartwarming without stooping to gooeyness.
That rara avis: the intelligent romantic comedy with actual ideas on its mind.
Nice little low budget movie about a plumber (Martin Donovan) who pretends to be a movie director to impress a girl (Rebecca Gayheart). His neighbour (Mary Louise Parker) has written a script, and it seems like this movie just may get made after all...
I put off watching this one for ages. Have picked it up several times at the video store, (dating back probably to when it actually was on video. haha). Saw it going out as an ex-rental for $1.95, decided what the hell, how bad could it be compared to some of the stuff I have sat through lately?!
It was actually pretty good! Nice little story and very well acted.
Pipe Dream is about a plumber making a movie. Well, it didn't start out that way - the plumber convinced the casting director to cast women for a fake movie so he could seduce girls. But somehow, "Pipe Dream" becomes a hot commodity with a financier falling over himself to fund it.
Enter Mary-Louise Parker who plays the writer and helps the plumber direct. You have to see the movie for it to make sense, and see it you should.
There is very little going on in this quite mediocre movie.
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