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Sybil Temtchine (Ten Benny, Passion of Ayn Rand) stars as a young woman who wakes up at dawn on the handprints and footprints of the famed Chinese Theatre in Hollywood with no idea who she or how she got there. Upon awakening, she wonders if she isn't, in fact, lost in a dream. And perhaps she is. Regardless of whether she is dreaming or wide awake, Our Gal sets off on her journey, from one person to the next, one famous locale after the other. Among the Hollywood fringe denizens with whom she comes into contact are a pair of tour guides (Charley Rossman, John Brickner), two super hero… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's original and poetic, and if you see it you will probably remember scenes from it a year from now, because it's not really like anything else."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The script's so incoherent and the acting so amateurish that it makes the worst old-time Hollywood B-flick seem like "Citizen Kane.""
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"It evokes a mood of wistful sadness at lives lost to dreaming."
‑ M. Faust, ArtVoice
"A disappointing feature directoiral debut, which amounts to no more than a tiresome, shallow tour of Hollywood Boulevard."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The barely coherent Footprints seems bent on erasing any nostalgia one might have for Hollywood's heyday."
‑ John P. McCarthy, Boxoffice Magazine
""Footprints" looks like a Jim Jarmusch film set inside an Edward Hopper painting."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"This often risible head-scratcher never cracks the surface of its muddled ambitions, largely wasting its iconic settings on a series of motley interactions, Tinseltown trivia and self-conscious philosophizing."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Mostly appealing and thought provoking adult Hollywood fairy tale."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Some filmmakers and journalists like to promote the myth of Hollywood as a wonderful, harmless dream machine but that disingenuous notion is touchingly subverted in Steven Peros' Footprints."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"It all leads to some rather obvious bits of dialogue and down the rabbit hole of a half-baked, borderline incoherent conclusion."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Ambitious if airlessly microcosmic."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"From its "once upon a time" beginning to the anticlimactic end, "Footprints" remains fatally lodged in La-La Land."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Will it change your life? Probably not, but it will entertain, and even if you do find it eventually gets too slow for your tastes, the film at least delivers enough memorable performances for you to at least walk away with something."
‑ Mark Bell, Film Threat
"A Hollywood mystery tale that's in no hurry to reach its destination."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Celebrates classic Hollywood and the wannabe starlets who flocked there...Engrossing and sweet if not particularly striking in execution."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
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