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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It's not who you are. It's who they think you are.


Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for a sex scene | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 December 2005 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

A botcsinálta rendező  »

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Mary-Louise Parker and Martin Donovan would later appear together in the Showtime series Weeds. See more »


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A charming comedy with wit and style.
26 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This is an extremely charming comedy that delivers on every level: as a witty, touching love story (Martin Donovan and Mary Louise Parker are both fantastic and have terrific chemistry), as a perceptive satire on filmmaking, and as a thoughtful look at the ways we perceive the people with whom we come into contact every day. The film's examination of how we perceive those around us is sharp and complex but never preachy---the movie's message is communicated through thoroughly absorbing drama rather than pontification. The direction is elegant and expressive without being self-conscious---the director doesn't have to force his effects because the characters are strong and the lush cinematography makes us fall in love with each and every one of them. The film goes in unexpected directions without feeling contrived and generates big, smart laughs. "Pipe Dream" is a real winner.

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