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Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 2011 (USA)
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Adam Zeller
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Candy
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John Vastelli
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Nick
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Ron
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Matthew
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Missy Manhandler
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Zinnea
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Himself
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Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed culture. It is a revealing look at some people's desire to be loved, adored, and adulated at any cost. Readers have grown to adore the flawed and imperfect, yet earnest and likable characters of Adam and Candy. Now movie audiences will have the same opportunity to follow their rocky ride through Hollywood, and all the laughs that go along with it. Written by Adam Bentley

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All he wanted was a little adulation

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The production was partly funded on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Surpassing its goal of $10.000 by raising $14.593 in 28 days. See more »

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Beverly Hills Lawyer: Candy, what do you do?
Candy: Oh, I'm an actress.
Beverly Hills Lawyer: Really?
Candy: Yeah.
Beverly Hills Lawyer: What might I have seen you in?
Candy: Oh, um, "Sect of Lucifer," perhaps?
Beverly Hills Lawyer: I've never heard of that show, but I never watch television. I just don't have the time.
Candy: Uh-ha-ha. And what do you do?
Beverly Hills Lawyer: I'm a lawyer.
Candy: Oh, really? That's so interesting. What court cases might I know you from?
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Love in LaLaLand
Written by Carly Robyn Green/John-Mark Seltzer
Artist Carly Robyn Green
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No "Chemistry" like this, since.....
11 August 2012 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

....."Brokeback Mountain." ......(*Alternate title for this review: "I Hear the Crabcakes are Excellent").

In its first near two-thirds running time, "Going Down in Blah-Blah Land," is the typical "Hollywood meat grinder" story about all those aspiring, young Newbies scrambling for a foothold, after arriving in the world's film capital. (WARNING: Beware those Gay video porn-mills!). ....Ah, BUT, then come the very best parts, where we start to see...(well, you'll find that out, below).

NOW TO OUR CAST: And saving the best for last, here's a glimpse at the major characters...beginning with:

  • *Allison Lane, as the ditzy B(Girl)FF of the male Lead. Named
"Candy", she is the supportive and often funny--yet sometimes tiresome--friend from back home. (Good for Allison...she gets more screen time than anyone other than our main star).

  • Next, in a major (time-wise) supporting role, we have the Director,
himself: Casper Andreas, playing a "User" of a guy, who we'll later see as the true scuzzball he becomes. (This viewer thinks Andreas would do well, in future, spending all his time BEHIND the camera....for I'm starting to picture him as he appears in his last scene---or is that just effective acting?).

  • AND FINALLY: Let's speak to that "CHEMISTRY" mentioned above. RARELY,
in an American produced Gay film, do we get to see such an emotionally deep relationship between two men. It was obviously developed by main actor, Matthew Ludwinski (as our gorgeous "Adam") and his co-lead, Michael Medico (as sweet, but closeted, "John") during their shooting time with one another. Their "few" scenes together will keep you RIVETED. We can a..l...most Touch what they burn off the screen at us. (And there's the shame of this movie: 56 and one-half minutes into it before we even see this couple together--except for a "prologue" of sorts). NEVERTHELESS, you tell me if the likes of this film relationship has been seen, in this country, since the days of "Brokeback Mountain"!

Oh, I had my doubts, well into this movie......but Matthew Ludwinski held me to it.

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