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This film is a wonderful example of how to get a movie made in Hollywood.
Kevin Bacon stars as a hot new director, with a prestigious award to his credit who has one aim, to make his script his way.
What then ensues is a sequence of events that should serve as a warning to people wanting to make their own movie on what to be careful of.
Bacon's script starts as a simple movie of two couples on holiday together, while one half of them is having an affair, thanks to various obstacles it transforms into a trashy affair of beaches, cheerleaders and very little story, called Beachnuts.
While this happens Bacon's personal life is also falling apart thanks to the lures of Teri Hatcher's struggling young actress.
Finally, an extremely low-budget music video puts Bacon back on the map and this time he sticks to his guns.
The message for young movie-makers is, do not lose sight of what you want and be aware of the extreme fickleness of Hollywood, which this demonstrates exceedingly well.
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