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Director: Allen Coulter
Cast: Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Bob Hoskins
RunTime: 127 mins

Genre: Drama
Rating: NC-16 (Nudity)

Talk about Hollywood, and you think about celebrities, fame, glamour, lies and an extravagant lifestyle. Perhaps, perhaps not.

Fame comes with a price. Hollywoodland is about partly about being typecast. Everyone in Hollywood is typecast. People typecast themselves. Do you?

'Superman' George Reeves killed himself in 1959 from depression. After everybody identifies him as the Man of Steel, he could not move on to other roles. The curse of Superman. You start to think about other actors from Toby Mcguire, Elijah Woods, Daniel Radcliffe and even Brandon Routh. Will they be able get a 2nd memorable role after climbing buildings and casting spells?

Ben Affleck returns for a second spring in his career playing George Reeves, after a Bennifer affair and flops like Gigli half ruined his acting career. Adrien Brody, who plays the private detective investigating Reeve's suicide, hasn't had a career breakthrough yet after his Oscar win. The charming Diane Lane plays yet another old and lonely lady having an affair with a younger man. Typecast?

With parallel stories of a fallen actor and a failing detective, the pace is extremely slow and does not pick up. With credible performances by cast, it has 'Oscar-wannabe' written all over it. Unfortunately, it lacks oomph and the detective story detracts audience from what Hollywoodland should portray – the life of actors and the land of Hollywood.

Hollywoodland – One half of the story is good

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