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      An American in Hollywood

      R Released Jul 18, 2014 1 hr. 29 min. Drama List
      Reviews 91% 100+ Ratings Audience Score A young filmmaker from New York moves to Los Angeles to pursue his Hollywood dreams. He discovers Hollywood is not all that it seems through his relationship with a feisty actress. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A unique film that is as funny as it is profound. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Viewed the movie on opening night in NYC really great movie! enjoyed it! awaiting a part 2 Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I 've seen the movie on the opening night, & I really enjoyed it! Good Movie looking forward to see a Part 2! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I really loved the originality of this film. It is not your typical movie. It felt honest and sincere in giving the viewer a look inside the lives of unsung artists and creative types and their daily struggles in the shadows of "stars". Particularly artists of color. It challenges you to abandon stereotypical notions of who and what you think guys like these are when you pass them on the street. The film is filled with humor as well as heart. It's about trying to "make it", but not just in the so called "business", but also navigating relationships and life in general. It's a great Indy effort and I recommend seeing it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member An American in Hollywood tells the story of the Trials and Tribulations a young band of wannabe's chasing their Hollywood dream. It tells the story well and you do identify with their troubles and terrors. What's good about it- The story telling is great. The plot weaves seamlessly into the "boysie" talk commentary which is told through a stand-up comedy show and a "girlsie" gossip session which provides a cynical commentary on the plot. The music is awesome and rhymes so unobtrusively into the script that by the time you understand what the songs were telling you and realize how well it was done you are into the next scene. The cast live parts and that's all you can ask for. What could have been better: The editing could have been more raspy and crisp for a movie like this. The dissolves and fade outs did not work for me. The superhero analogy was a good idea as was the voice-over but was a bit overdone. Final Verdict- The sincerity of the intent and the hard work shows through the lack of money and somewhat tacky look of the film. What shines through is the heart and soul of the film and the unique story telling style. If this is not enough Azur-De provides the "Drool Value". Go watch it, cheer for the independent movie makers and your dollars would be well spent. Way to go V-TwinZ... An American in Hollywood tells the story of the Trials and Tribulations a young band of wannabe's chasing their Hollywood dream. It tells the story well and you do identify with their troubles and terrors. What's good about it- The story telling is great. The plot weaves seamlessly into the "boysie" talk commentary which is told through a stand-up comedy show and a "girlsie" gossip session which provides a cynical commentary on the plot. The music is awesome and rhymes so unobtrusively into the script that by the time you understand what the songs were telling you and realize how well it was done you are into the next scene. The cast live parts and that's all you can ask for. What could have been better: The editing could have been more raspy and crisp for a movie like this. The dissolves and fade outs did not work for me. The superhero analogy was a good idea as was the voice-over but was a bit overdone. Final Verdict- The sincerity of the intent and the hard work shows through the lack of money and somewhat tacky look of the film. What shines through is the heart and soul of the film and the unique story telling style. If this is not enough Azur-De provides the "Drool Value". Go watch it, cheer for the independent movie makers and your dollars would be well spent. Way to go V-TwinZ... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw it at a film festival, and it's one of the most original films I've seen. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Martin Tsai Los Angeles Times There's a lot of truth in writer-director Sai Varadan's observant depictions of the battle of the sexes, the East Coast-West Coast cultural clash and struggling artists in soul-crushing showbiz. Feb 12, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A young filmmaker from New York moves to Los Angeles to pursue his Hollywood dreams. He discovers Hollywood is not all that it seems through his relationship with a feisty actress.
      Director
      Sai Varadan
      Screenwriter
      Sai Varadan
      Production Co
      V-Twinz Productions
      Rating
      R (Drug Use|Some Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 18, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 19, 2015
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