The Real Blonde
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This romantic comedy from writer and director Tom DiCillo follows some New York City pals seeking authenticity with the real blonde, a symbol of amorous perfection. Joe (Matthew Modine) is an out-of-work actor struggling for even bit parts in Madonna music videos by groveling in front of a high-powered agent (Kathleen Turner), while his makeup artist girlfriend Mary (Catherine Keener) pays the bills. After six years of cohabitation, Joe's lack of success is wearing on their relationship. In the meantime, Joe's friend and fellow actor Bob (Maxwell Caulfield) has finally hit the jackpot… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not as good as other DiCillo movies, but decent."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A fine looking but extremely lightweight satire from Tom DiCillo..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hard to believe this was made by the same person who brought us Living in Oblivion (with Steve Buscemi)."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"Vividly conveys how difficult it is to discern truth from treacle in industries built upon surface glamour, fantasy, and manufactured dreams."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Strains to build up a head of comic steam, but there's nowhere very interesting to go."
‑ Bob Satuloff, Film Journal International
"starts to seem more like an extended episode of 'The Real World,' as we're asked to care deeply about the woes, jealousies, inhibitions and fantasies of some fairly shallow people."
‑ James Sanford,
"Doesn't have a lot of narrative flow, but that is ok, since the segments are funny and smartly satirical."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"A frustrating sit that lives up to the stereotypes of its title--it may be glossy on the surface, but there's nothing going on inside."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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