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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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Want To Follow Your Dream And Get Laid? Make a Movie…Or Pretend To
15 February 2011 | by (Queens, New York, USA) – See all my reviews

Whether we want to admit it or not (I certainly do), anyone who's in a nowhere job wants to break out and follow their passion. "Pipe Dream", a small, quirky, rom-com indie, notes that.

A NYC plumber, David Kulovic (Martin Donovan of "Saved" and "The Haunting in Connecticut) feels invisible, being fault of the city's working class and mistreated by the power elite. After being invited to the casting office of a childhood friend, RJ (Kevin Carroll), and being "wowed" by the sexy actresses who audition there, David decides to break the dividing line by pretending to be a filmmaker in order to meet some of said thespians in audition sessions. Quite the cad…

He needs samples from a script, and the only scribe David knows is fellow tenant/one night stand Antonia "Toni" Edelman (sweet, smart Mary-Louise Parker of "Weeds" and "Red"), who works as a copywriter at an equities firm, a day job she despises. Finding common ground (despite a theft issue), David, RJ and Toni set up the film production of "Pipe Dream", an odd indie comedy that attracts a naive wannabe producer who puts up the budget; Hollywood power brokers and Toni's co-worker, Marliss Funt, (Rebecca Gayheart, "Urban Legend") who charms David and gets the lead female role. Toni's jealously and David's on-the-sly filmmaking skills complicates things to hilarious results.

There have been a lot of "inside the entertainment biz" films, yet "Pipe Dreams" has a down-to-earth charm because it's about creative people trying to get in the "door". Though his direction's isn't too distinguished, helmer John C. Walsh has knitted a nice, durable script with co-scribe Cynthia Kaplan (who appears as an talent agent's secretary), echoing the screwball romantic comedies of the 1930s and 1940s with some modern sitcom elements.

Donovan's sly underdog pairs well with Parker's straightforward, intellectual spunk; they carry the film. Everyone else's competent, but I really liked actress/writer Guinevere Turner ("The Notorious Bettie Page", "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma") as a snarky talent agent. Jill Hennessey ("Law & Order", "Crossing Jordan") has a nice cameo as an established thespian.

If you have dreams of fame and prosperity, watch "Pipe Dream" on a weekend afternoon and be inspired. You'll chuckle, too.


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