Going Down In La-la Land
Going Down In La-la Land (2012)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2013
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

It's...familiar plotting and by-the-numbers characterization that sinks this earnest, gay-contoured take on the evergreen making-it-big melodrama.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

A lo-fi feature blend of True West Hollywood Story and a gay fairy tale.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

A young acting hopeful finds that things are tough in Tinseltown in this not exactly revelatory gay-themed drama.

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Dennis Harvey

A creditable if familiar portrait of one aspiring-actor newbie's disillusioning wade into the rough waters of Hollywood.

Diego Semerene
Slant Magazine

The film can feel both refreshingly honest and embarrassingly Lifetime movie-like.

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times

"Going Down" falls well short of compelling, either as a coming-of-age film, a satire or a romance.

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Brian Juergens

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.

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