Living the Dream
Living the Dream (2006)

After a traumatic childhood being bullied Brenda and her immigrant friend Jonathan grow up realizing that nothing has changed since childhood. In a desperate attempt, the middle-aged friends start up their own business in Los Angeles to get… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 25, 2009
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

There is undeniable heart in Living the Dream, with its implicit criticism of mercenary values, but its world is populated solely by hustlers, recruiters and salesmen with nothing to sell.

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Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

"Will you stick with me, no matter what?" Brenda asks on more than one occasion. Unfortunately for the filmmakers, the audience's answer may well be "no."

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James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly

An embarrassment of a vanity project.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

This vanity production ... seems to want us to sympathize with characters who are both unlikable and stupid. Where at the beginning I thought the level of abuse [the hero] endures was absurd and unrealistic, by the end I wanted to join in.

Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A vapid mess that outwardly looks like a theatrical movie but just careens around from sequence to disconnected sequence like a badly tarted-up pinball.

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