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  • Summary: In a tour-de-force performance, Naomi Watts captures the rhythms, trials and tribulations of an actor caught up in the whirlwind of her career before retreating to a personal life that is as chaotic as her professional one. (Strand Releasing)
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Watts is a champ for seeing this through now that she's actually famous.
  2. 80
    The sharpest, most authentic portrait of Hollywood life made in the last several years. (As a movie about contemporary Los Angeles, it's approximately 617 percent better than the monumentally bogus "Shopgirl.")
  3. 75
    A good movie, fearless and true, observant and merciless. Naomi Watts was brave to make it and gifted to make it so well.
  4. 50
    Most of the gags misfire, though some scenes are memorably tawdry.
  5. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    A splendid idea for a film goes largely wasted despite a brave performance by Naomi Watts as a struggling actress trying to figure it all out in Hollywood.
  6. A clumsy spoof of Hollywood, EP always roots for its hapless heroine. But where this trifle fascinates most is in its connections to David Lynch's masterpiece.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Naomi Watts is the only explanation for the existence of the student-y digital video feature Ellie Parker.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5