Director: Frank Martinez
Writer: Frank Martinez (Screenplay)
Starring: Turk Matthews, Eliot, Madelyn Allen, Link Ruiz, Brian Hanford, Wilin Wang, I Elijah Baughman
Plot: A deranged ex-con seeks revenge when he discovers that his screenplay has been stolen.
Tagline – What’s Your Story
Runtime: 2 Hours 2 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Dreaming Hollywood starts as we meet the ex-con drug dealer Ray Balfi (Matthews) that has been working on his own screenplay for Hollywood, believing he will have the perfect script to sell to the studios.
When he finds his screenplay has been stolen, he goes in search of the person who stole it, leaving everyone wishing they hadn’t gott involved in the stealing.
Thoughts on Dreaming Hollywood
Thoughts – Dreaming Hollywood is a crime thriller follow an ex-con that goes on a rampage after his screenplay is stolen from him by other criminals, leading to him finding a way to clear up the streets, just to get his script back. Dreaming Hollywood is a very long movie for the simple idea of a story it is looking to tell, leaving us very little to work with, seemingly having a lot of random scenes thrown into the main story, introducing a lot of characters that don’t seem to have enough of the film. The story does feel bloated and because of this, it ends up feeling more forgettable in the end. The performances are fine without being great, nobody needs to do more than that is put up on the table.
Final Thoughts – Dreaming Hollywood is a overly bloated movie, wanting to cram too much in.