Going Down In La-la Land
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Going Down In La-la Land
Young, handsome, and ambitious, Adam arrives from New York with dreams of making it big in L.A. He moves in with his zany best friend Candy who, between auditions, spends her time at the gym, shopping, or looking for a wealthy man. Adam gets off to a rocky start, complete with parking tickets and an insufferable job answering phones. A new job in production looks promising, but soon Adam finds himself dealing with down-and-out directors, washed up starlets, and meth addicts, as he starts to loose himself in a seamy underworld of gay porn and prostitution. -- (C) Official Site
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"It's...familiar plotting and by-the-numbers characterization that sinks this earnest, gay-contoured take on the evergreen making-it-big melodrama."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A lo-fi feature blend of True West Hollywood Story and a gay fairy tale."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"A young Hollywood hopeful resorts to porn, and his lowered expectations match yours as you trudge through this latest gay--but really grim--offering by tireless auteur Casper Andreas."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A young acting hopeful finds that things are tough in Tinseltown in this not exactly revelatory gay-themed drama."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A creditable if familiar portrait of one aspiring-actor newbie's disillusioning wade into the rough waters of Hollywood."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"The film can feel both refreshingly honest and embarrassingly Lifetime movie-like."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
""Going Down" falls well short of compelling, either as a coming-of-age film, a satire or a romance."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"Going Down doesn't stray far from the Hollywood Cautionary Tale formula - but credit for making a downward spiral feel as gritty as a mid-afternoon trip to Pinkberry."
‑ Brian Juergens, AfterElton.com
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