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Ambition Overcomes Integrity

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Release Date: May 18, 2007

Starring: Tanna Frederick. Justin Kiork, Zack Norman, David Proval, and Karen Black

Genre: Comedy/Satire

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Rainbow Releasing/Rainbow Film Company

Director: Henry Jaglom

Executive Producer: None

Producer: Rosemary Marks

Writer: Henry Jaglom

Address Comments To:

Henry Jaglom, Principal
Rainbow Releasing
AKA Rainbow Film Company
9165 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-0202
Fax: (310) 271-2753
Website: www.rainbowfilms.com
Email: [email protected]

Content:

(PaPa, B, HoHoHo, PC, LLL, SS, N, A, D, M) Mixed pagan criticism of ambition, greed and celebrity in Hollywood with very strong homosexual references and some political correctness; 26 obscenities (including some "f" words), five strong profanities and 17 light profanities; no violence; depicted homosexuality, implied fornication, depicted self-abuse, and references to female lead's dead brother who committed suicide when his mother stopped him from cross-dressing; upper male nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, lying and obsession with celebrity and fame.

Summary:

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS tells the story of a ditzy actress and her climb to the top when she runs into two movie producers who are homosexual. HOLLYWOOD DREAMS is very funny and well-acted, but its excessive foul language and very strong homosexual references are unacceptable viewing according to MOVIEGUIDE®'s biblical standards.

Review:

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS is a wry satire of greed and celebrity in Tinsel Town.

Showing in a few big cities, the movie opens on a ditzy, self-absorbed young actress named Margie Chizek (played brilliantly by newcomer Tanna Frederick). Margie is incapable of finishing an audition because she keeps breaking down into tears. Soon, even Margie's roommates are kicking her out of her apartment because she is so annoying.

Forced to live out of her car, Margie runs into a self-styled "major producer/manager," named Kaz, who, along with his personal and professional partner, Caesar, takes her under his wing. At Kaz and Caesar's house, Margie meets their male protégé, Robin, an actor who's making a name for himself by pretending to be homosexual. Margie and Robin fall for each other, but Kaz and Caesar give Margie a choice: Robin or her career.

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS has some very funny moments. Although it ridicules Hollywood and people's obsession with fame and celebrity, the movie also seems to be mocking homosexual actors who pose as heterosexual to get parts. In the movie's case, Robin hides his heterosexuality in order to get parts and become famous. Thus, the movie seems to be ridiculing political correctness on both the right and the left. A sub-plot about the suicide of a cross dresser, however, reveals that its sympathies lie on the left. In the sub-plot, which is described rather than shown, a woman's mother stops her brother from wearing women's clothes, and the boy is said to commit suicide. This is a red herring that the homosexual movement tries to promote in the media to make people, including Christians, feel guilty for publicly condemning homosexuality and cross-dressing as deviant behavior that should be discouraged. They point to cases where homosexuals and cross dressers commit suicide because they aren't able to live out freely their immoral lifestyle choices. The same fallacious argument, of course, can be made, and has been made, about adulterers, murderers, kleptomaniacs, heterosexual libertines, alcoholics, and pedophiles who hurt children.

Due to its excessive foul language and very strong homosexual references, HOLLYWOOD DREAMS does not fit MOVIEGUIDE®'s high moral standards.

In Brief:

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS opens on a ditzy young actress named Margie (played brilliantly by newcomer Tanna Frederick). Margie is incapable of finishing an audition because she keeps breaking down into tears. Margie's roommates kick her out of their apartment because she is so annoying. Forced to live out of her car, Margie runs into Kaz, a self-styled "producer/manager" who, along with his partner, Caesar, takes her under his wing. Margie meets their male protégé, Robin, an actor who's making a name for himself by pretending to be homosexual. Margie and Robin fall for each other, but Kaz and Caesar give Margie a choice: Robin or her career.

HOLLYWOOD DREAMS has some very funny moments. Although it ridicules Hollywood and people's obsession with fame and celebrity, the movie also seems to be mocking homosexual actors who pose as heterosexual to get parts. In the movie's case, Robin hides his heterosexuality in order to get parts and become famous. Thus, the movie seems to be ridiculing political correctness on both the right and the left. A sub-plot, however, reveals that its sympathies lie on the left. HOLLYWOOD DREAMS also contains plenty of foul language.