Hollywood Buddha
Hollywood Buddha (2003)

Philippe Caland directs himself in Hollywood Buddha, a comedy about spirituality and show-business success. Philippe (Caland) is a producer who has been unable to get anyone to buy the film he finished five years before and is living in a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Caland is effortlessly cool as the half-charming, half-annoying wannabe (he'd make an ideal Euro-baddie in a thriller), and the film is all the funnier because it's played totally straight.

Benjamin Strong
Village Voice

The movie, as an exercise in narcissism, is breathtaking.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

reasonably intelligent and humorous

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

This off-putting satire is a jumble of misguided ideas that gather like lint in the navel of self-obsessed director Philippe Caland.

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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Buddha isn't remotely funny or pointed enough to qualify as satire.

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E! Online

The unpolished script takes too long to focus.

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Ned Martel
New York Times

[A] self-important tale of woe.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

At once a woefully overfamiliar bashing of Hollywood superficiality and a seemingly unwitting paean to the self-absorbed enlightenment that passes among industry folk for personal growth.

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Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

The quintessential indie with Caland's mother and wife joining him in the cast, it still held my interest, despite its many contrivances.

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