Have you ever watched a movie hoping the main character would just randomly get shot and die? Well, you can stop searching, you’ve found it! Spoiler alert- the main character dies and you are actually relieved. I can’t help but think that 3/4 of the way through the script, the writer was like “it’s too far gone. There’s no where to go with this guy. Let’s just kill him.”
To sum up the movie – a Hollywood writer has no job and no money so he tries to run from the police, stumbles upon an abandoned mansion which turns out not to be abandoned and ends up being this slave to a fallen Hollywood silent star. It’s basically like the opposite of “A Star is Born” except without any music and without Judy or Barbara. It’s very slow. Very depressing. Very frustrating. But yet also very rewarding at the end. Everyone loses! It’s amazing.
I would recommend this movie to anyone striving to become a “legend” in Hollywood. It’s like watching a bad car accident before deciding to take your drivers license test. You should be reminded about the worst possible outcome. Hope that made it sound super appealing!
Popcorn Rating: 1 popped corn