Hollywood Dreams Synopsis
An ingenue (Tanna Frederick) becomes involved with an actor (Justin Kirk) who pretends he is gay.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Frederick is the key to the movie and she's definitely an impressive new talent, someone who can really hold the screen and who delivers...
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Village Voice

The movie buzzes with the quirky rhythms of Jaglom's patented improvisational shooting style, and those of Frederick herself, whose...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Jaglom's scruffy style doesn't carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A must for Jaglom fans. For other viewers, it will depend upon how much they can take of Jaglom's improvisational style and Frederick's...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Once again brushing aside critical drubbings and public indifference, determined independent auteur Henry Jaglom follows up the abysmal...
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Knowing but never jaded, Hollywood Dreams is driven by Ms. Frederick's no-boundaries commitment to her broken character, a performance...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Does a number of sly things.
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Los Angeles Times

It's a very mixed bag. When it's good, Hollywood Dreams is corrosively funny and unexpectedly poignant. And when it's bad, it's...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's not unusual for a Henry Jaglom film to fall into a black hole of narcissism, but he has outdone himself with his latest, a satire on...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Meant to be an insider's tale, but it feels like it comes from the cinema of hangers-on.
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Hollywood Dreams

By kscopp
Really wanted to like the movie but found the female lead extremely annoying, her character made me want to run out of the movie. Also thought could have been shorter, bad editing. The story was...


By sos
This film not-so-subtlely mocks Hollywood in all of it's dreams while giving a character study in neuroses. While the film is disturbing at times, it maintains a hilarious overtone. The real reason...

So is this the REAL Hollywood?

By flickerticker
I love it. Tanna Frederick is HOT! She's also funny, cunning, driven and just a little wacky. The chemistry with Justin Kirk is sweet. And wait till you see David Proval and Zack Norman = I'll leave...

This film is what Hollywood movies could be.

By makemelaughoutloud
Who need car crashes, fights and explosions? Check out Hollywood Dreams. Tanna Frederick is not only gorgeous but immensely talented. I can't believe the emotional rollercoaster ride I went on. The...

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Rated R