Hollywood Dreams
Hollywood Dreams (2007)

When an aspiring young starlet from Iowa falls in love with a handsome and promising young actor, she finds her dreams of fame slowly fading in a poignant tale of show-business aspirations from director Henry Jaglom. Upon arriving in Los… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 18, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2008
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Yet another film about a small town girl trying to make it in the City of Angels, Hollywood Dreams' improvisation and absurdity tests viewers' patience.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

This is one of Jaglom's most curious and oddly moving films.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The balance of this indie production (Jaglom's 14th) consists of his usual weakly improvised relationship comedy.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Another clumsy Jaglom vanity project that's as grating as fingernails on a blackboard.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

I've been among the unbelievers, but Hollywood Dreams turned me around -- to a point. Perhaps it's because the film is among Jaglom's best, love him or leave him.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Jaglom's Hollywood Dreams are far closer to reality than they might seem. Unfortunately.

Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

This film is too out there for a strong recommendation.

Mary Houlihan
Chicago Sun-Times

It's the Hollywood dream factory as seen through [director] Jaglom's lens, and it's often out of focus.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[Director] Jaglom's scruffy style doesn't carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though.

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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

This is a quirky little movie that may have some people heading for the exits before the first 15 minutes have passed.

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