After heading to Hollywood Al (Fernando Carrillo from the hit telenovela Rosalinda) skyrocketed to stardom on a hit television show but has had a tough time since his one big break. Down on his luck he gets a surprise curveball when his late father leaves him a fortune – but there’s a catch – Al must go back home to reopen his dad’s bar. Reconnecting with old friends and maybe the woman of his dreams turns out to be the role of a lifetime in this fresh funny look at getting a second chance and finding love where you least expect it.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Gone Hollywood” is a film about trying to survive your big break. Well, this film dumps any of that meaty story material and tries to create Hispanic Cheers. Watch as local celeb Al tries to reconnect with his friends and meet the woman of his dreams. All we need is Turtle, E and Johnny Drama to turn this into a low-rent “Entourage”. Well, it would be Mexican Entourage. I’m walking a very thin line here and I’m trying to stay positive, so bear with me.
While I’m not the target audience for a film like this, I have to ask why can’t be more demanded? How many times do we have to keep telling the same story about pretty people finding each other despite the odds. Whatever happened to having a movie about people being boring slobs? I’m off on a tangent here, but it’s far more entertaining the film. You know how it ends, so take your chances at the Redbox.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is average for a film of its origins. You don’t expect most low budget flicks to aggressively put money behind the cinematography. That being said, I would’ve loved to have seen some movement on camera. The Dolby 5.1 track is adequate, even without back channel action. In the end, I’d recommend skipping it.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!