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Pipe Dream (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  11 December 2005 (Italy)
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A lonely plumber poses as a director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.

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A lonely plumber poses as a director to meet women, and the writer whose script he's stolen builds on his ruse to get her movie made.

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Director in search of stars
2 April 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Pipe Dream", directed by John Walsh with a screen play by Cynthia Kaplan presents us with the amusing premise that anyone can direct a film if one puts one mind's to it, or if the hype behind it makes it a "hot property". The film is a satirical study of the people behind the movie making deals.

We are presented with a plumber, David, whose job is perceived as such an unimportant one in comparison to the glamorous jobs in the movie business, even if it's an Indie that even Robert Redford might be interested in producing himself. David, the plumber, after spending a night with Toni Edelman in her apartment, overhears her giving a review of his performance to a girlfriend. He doesn't like what he hears! After all, he considers himself a good lover. How can he get dates with a lot of young and attractive women?, well, make believe one is a film director in search of stars for his movie.

David takes the matter into his own hands and with the help of his friend, a casting director, he makes up a non existing film based on the script he steals from Toni. Little does Toni knows what's going on behind her back until she finds out. In the meantime, all the hip talent agencies are running amok because suddenly "Pipe Dream", the still 'pipe dream' of a film, is becoming the project that everyone wants to be involved in.

Martin Donovan, as David, and Mary-Louise Parker, as Toni, make a delightful pair at the center of the story. Both performers are good at playing comedy, something that Mr. Donovan doesn't get to do often because we always tend to see him portraying intense characters. On the other hand, Ms. Parker is such an accomplished actress, she can do anything at all. The rest of the cast is excellent.

The film is a lot of fun that could have used a different resolution, but we feel good spending the hour and a half in the company of a lot of talented young actors, most of them based in New York.


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