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

reasonably intelligent and humorous

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.

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.

Tony Medley

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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