Owen Gleiberman
June 06, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Hollywood Dreams

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
100 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/25/07
performer
Tanna Frederick, Justin Kirk, David Proval
director
Henry Jaglom
distributor
Rainbow Releasing
author
Henry Jaglom
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B-

Hollywood Dreams‘ Margie (Tanna Frederick) is the ultimate Henry Jaglom basket case: a dithering, grotesquely untalented bottom-feeder starlet who stumbles into the lives of two producer-managers (Zack Norman and David Proval). She meets the star (Justin Kirk) they’re handling, and Jaglom springs his wicked joke: The actor is straight and pretending to be gay — his way to get ahead in the age of gossip. That’s a sharp satirical premise, but Jaglom’s scruffy style doesn’t carry it through. He puts enough toxic insincerity on screen to singe, though. B-

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