The Hollywood Complex (2011)





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Every spring, Hollywood hosts a very species-specific migration: kids. Thousands of aspiring child actors flock to Tinseltown for pilot season, the traditional casting period for new network and cable television shows. But unlike adult actors who pound the same star-lined pavement, kids come with their families. Many set up camp at the Oakwood, a temporary housing complex that caters to the showbiz flock. While their little Angelinas and mini Brads audition for armies of ruthless agents and TV executives, the parents must manage sky-high expectations and thin skins, including their own.
Documentary , Special Interest , Television
Directed By:
Boxhead Films

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This is one of those documentaries that you laugh at, but also makes you sad or cringe the rest of the time. There was one mother/daughter combo that was particularly tragic and sad - they were completely out of touch with reality.

Sarah Prisbylla
Sarah Prisbylla

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This is a solid documentary with a nice sense of humor. The subject of child actors is a tense issue. Some see the parents as monster forcing their kids to live out their own fantasy of fame and fortune while other see it as the biggest sacrifice a parent can make in a gamble to fulfill their child's dream. We get to see a little of both in this film as well as some of the ugly aspects of the Hollywood system.

Jason Spencer
Jason Spencer

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There sure are a lot of precocious kids in this movie, and the fact that they all live together in the same apartment complex and desperately want to be on camera makes these documentarians' job an easy one. It is still a wonderful effort and a very compelling story. Rational people will be largely horrified at what these kids and their parents will do for success, but according to the filmmakers some families have watched this and said, "You know, we were getting discouraged, but after we watched your film we were just filled with confidence." Just goes to show how delusional some of these people really are.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

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