Pipe Dream
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A plumber looking for love hopes to find romance by impersonating a movie director in this offbeat independent comedy. David Kulovic (Martin Donovan) is a single guy who doesn't have much luck impressing the ladies, a dilemma he attributes to the poor opinion most people have of his trade, plumbing. One day, David is mistaken for a well-known film director, and discovers people, especially women, seem a great deal more friendly toward him when they think he works in the movies. David's case of mistaken identity gives him a brainstorm, and with the help of his pal R.J. (Kevin Carroll),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 72%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Pipe Dream does have its charms. The leads are natural and lovely, the pace is serene, the humor wry and sprightly."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"One of the funniest films I've seen this year."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...primarily comes off as an affable romantic comedy that boasts expectedly terrific performances..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"All the pieces fall together without much surprise, but little moments give it a boost."
‑ Laura Kelly, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Neither Parker nor Donovan is a typical romantic lead, but they bring a fresh, quirky charm to the formula."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A smart, sweet and playful romantic comedy."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"The quirky and recessive charms of co-stars Martin Donovan and Mary-Louise Parker help overcome the problematic script."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Manages to plug all leaks and tell an implausible story that still made some sense."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Funny and also heartwarming without stooping to gooeyness."
‑ Evan Henerson, Los Angeles Daily News
"What bubbles up out of John C. Walsh's Pipe Dream is the distinct and very welcome sense of watching intelligent people making a movie they might actually want to watch."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"The smug, oily demeanor that Donovan adopts throughout the stupidly named Pipe Dream is just repulsive."
‑ Megan Turner, New York Post
"Somewhere towards the last third of this movie I found myself often glancing at my watch."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
"That rara avis: the intelligent romantic comedy with actual ideas on its mind."
‑ Marshall Fine, Journal News (Westchester, NY)
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