• Released
  • October 4, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 33 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy
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Pipe Dream Synopsis
A man (Martin Donovan) pretends to be a filmmaker in order to meet women.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film satirizes, and celebrates, an idea pivotal to both Hollywood and love: that in a world of impostors, the pretender with the most...
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Smart, sweet and playful romantic comedy.
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
Donovan makes us totally believe the character and his predicament, co-star Mary-Louise Parker is especially witty and winning as the...
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70

Variety

By
Pic, which may be too cutesy for some tastes, is lacking in substance in some areas but it has a wonderfully nuanced, constantly surprising...
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60

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Neither Parker nor Donovan is a typical romantic lead, but they bring a fresh, quirky charm to the formula. Nor are their characters...
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60

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
Does have its charms.
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60

Village Voice

The dialogue, by Walsh and Cynthia Kaplan, is sharp and nimble.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Stocked with an impressively high-quality collection of New York actors. Unfortunately, in asking them all to play such unlikable...
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50

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
It's clear that this is a farce about ambition that is not ambitious enough, right down to its cutesy, punning title.
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25

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
A stinker.
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Rated R | For Sex Scene