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

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It's a lot of fun
30 May 2014 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

'Pipe Dream' is really likable. It's probably been ten years since I last saw it and it holds up pretty well; it never really gains momentum or aims for any satirical targets or goes anywhere unexpected but, you know, that's fine. It's not intended as a blistering look at Hollywood dynamics or anything like that. It's a gentle romantic comedy that takes a few soft swipes at the film business and the societal food chain, and it's fun, and I enjoyed it.

Martin Donovan underacts as a plumber who masquerades as a film director in order to meet women in auditions. In order to give his actresses something to read from he steals the script of aspiring writer Mary Louise Parker. But as word gets around town about this hot new project, it soon attracts funding - and suddenly Donovan and Parker are directing an actual film. All this builds with a surprising ease and believability, and the characters seem pretty well rounded.

Sure, the pace is a bit of a trundle and the score seems to be implying a quirky sensibility that isn't really there and nothing about the movie set me on fire - but it's a charming film that seems happy to be itself, and I watched it with a smile on my face.


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