Jimmy Hollywood [Blu-ray]
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It's an old story, but enjoyable to anyone who's shared Jimmy's dream. Probably less so for anyone who doesn't much care about "behind the scenes" Hollywood.
Then Jimmy Alto (aka Jimmy Hollywood to his buddies back in New Jersey) captures the thief who stole his car radio and dumps him off at police hq -- anonymously. When this inadvertantly makes him a vigalante celebrity, he decides he's found his "role of a lifetime." He continues his vigalantism, upsetting police and criminals alike, while to him it's merely a "role," and the cheering citizens, his "audience."
A bit overlong, and it hits some very old observations on Hollywood past and present, but not a bad film. Spanish actress Victoria Abril is delightful as his girlfriend with dreams of becoming a "hairdresser to the stars."
Overall I enjoyed the movie. At times it moved rather slow. The pieces of Hollywood trivia strung throughout are amusing. In some ways, the film felt like a modern SUNSET BOULEVARD with two guys and a comic ending.
The one time he leaves his radio in his car it is misappropriated leaving a broken window in the process. Jimmy upset decides to film the perpetrator in the act. He enlists the help of his forgetful buddy William (Christian Slater). His successes with the operation and the 56 second spot on the news, makes him realize that this is "Acting". His friend signed a note to the police with the initials SOS, thus starting the invention of an organization called "Save Our Streets.
Every thing starts to snowball from here. The police thing they are up against another SLA. The people think it is another Charles Bronson. William does not think. Jimmy thinks he is acting. And Jimmy's on and off girl Lorraine (Victoria Abril) thinks he is for real ad does not know it.
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100% satisfied great condition it was if I bought it new from any store that sells DVD's it had never been opened and the DVD was flawless and when I played the DVD the audio and... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Bill Sandoval
Jimmy Hollywood (1994) with Joe Pesci, Christian Slater, Victoria
Abril (of Pedro Almodovar fame, in Spain) is a pleasant near 2-hour
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If you think that this is an official representation of the real movie, then look out. On the back of the DVD case are the words: "This DVD is a home entertainment version of this... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by Tail End Boomer
Who in gods name decided the world needs Jimmy Hollywood on blu-ray?? Did someone lose a bet? Terrible, terrible movie. I would give it negative stars if I could. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Joshua Likens
A wonderful story of friendship and love; well acted. Unexpected twists and turns with a delightful ending. I reall enjoyed the movie and storyline.Published on May 31, 2009 by Frank Mascagni III
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