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April 17, 2014
A movie as dull as Martin Donovan's screen presence.
½ October 10, 2012
Another romantic comedy that does not feel right.
Super Reviewer
½ July 30, 2011
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.
June 26, 2011
I watched this movie because I've seen the stars Martin Donovan and the super awesome Mary-Louise Parker together in "Saved" and "Weeds" previously. I found it so so.
June 22, 2011
A romantic comedy version of "The Producers". Plumber David Kulovic (Martin Donovan) teams with his childhood friend R.J. (Kevin Carroll) and aspiring writer Toni (Mary-Louise Parker) to build a sham production to improve David's sex appeal. Not only does the casting call drum up dozens of eager actresses, but the project gets funding. Soon Toni is feeding her direction to David, and the shoot is off and running.

While it's a good premise, Walsh's directing and script (co-written by Cynthia Kaplan) are never quite convincing. The industry satire feels a bit soft, and the characters vacillate erratically from sympathetic to unpleasant.
August 24, 2010
Wow. This was a little slow sometimes but a real gem! I enjoyed it a lot. And yes, you can say, that it's because I'm a super die hard Martin Donovan fan. But more than that, this was quirky, light, fun and entertaining. Thumbs up!
½ September 16, 2009
Fun and enjoyable romantic comedy, with a very engaging cast. Martin Donovan and Mary-Louise Parker are terrific and have a good rapport together. Good dialogue, great pace, the scenes are well set up together, the film flows well.
May 26, 2009
This movie was pretty good. It was the ABC sunday night movie. It was pretty funny
Super Reviewer
½ May 20, 2009
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.
Super Reviewer
October 25, 2008
There is very little going on in this quite mediocre movie.
August 2, 2007
A gentle little parable about what the "perception categories" of regular people as well as those in the movie business that was in the theaters for a short period of time and currently is playing on cable and so forth. Martin Donovan, as David, and Mary-Louise Parker, as Toni, make a delightful pair at the center of the story. Both performers are good at playing comedy, something that Mr. Donovan doesn't get to do often because we always tend to see him portraying intense characters. On the other hand, Ms. Parker is such an accomplished actress, she can do anything at all. The rest of the cast is excellent. It's a very sweet understated comedy with excellent performances by the leads.
February 16, 2007
6.5/10. Fun and enjoyable romantic comedy, with a very engaging cast. Martin Donovan and Mary-Louise Parker are terrific and have a good rapport together. Good dialogue, great pace, the scenes are well set up together, the film flows well.
½ July 1, 2006
I had heard such good things about it. Sadly I was very disapointed
½ April 19, 2005
[font=Book Antiqua][size=5][color=#000000][color=black][font=Book Antiqua]Hey All,[/font][/color][color=#000033][/color]
[color=black][font=Book Antiqua]I've been watching a lot of cable since it seems to take Netflex a while now before they get more movies to you. Oh well, that's life. Uh? While trying to find something worth watching on television one evening I came upon this movie called; "Pipe Dream". This was a very cute movie. It's not one where you have to think or any thing like that. It's just a fun movie. The cast was good as well as the script. "Pipe Dream" is about this plumber who is going through life a little bored. When one day he goes and visits a buddy on a set of a movie that his buddy is casting. While at lunch the plumber makes this observation when a young actress starts flirting with him. The observation is that the young actress only is flirting with the plumber because she thought that he might have something to do with the movie industry. His casting buddy denies this. After sleeping with one of his neighbors who wrote a script, the plumber decides to steal the script. So, the plumber can set up a fake casting for a movie with the help of his casting friend. The only thing is the neighbor finds out that the plumber had stole the script from her. By that time the whole movie industry is buzzing about this new independent movie being made by supposedly the plumber who hasn't ever set foot on to a movie set in his life. When it's too late to back out they (the plumber, casting guy, and the neighbor) decide to go through and make a movie. That's when all things go wrong. I would definitely suggest this movie. It has something for every one. Even though it's fiction there seems to be a little truth about the movie industry to this. Please see what you think. It's definitely worth the watch.[/font][/color][color=#000033][/color]
Fritz ;) [/color][/size][/font]
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