Hollywood Dreams (2007) 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… 2007-05-25 R PT100M Comedy Drama Tanna Frederick Justin Kirk David Proval Rainbow Releasing
Movie Review

Hollywood Dreams (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
THE STRAIGHT DUPE Kirk (pictured with Frederick) plays faux gay to make his Hollywood Dreams come true in Jaglom's latest
THE STRAIGHT DUPE Kirk (pictured with Frederick) plays faux gay to make his Hollywood Dreams come true in Jaglom's latest
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: May 25, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 100 Minutes; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: Tanna Frederick and Justin Kirk; Distributor: Rainbow Releasing

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-

Originally posted Jun 06, 2007 Published in issue #939 Jun 15, 2007 Order article reprints