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Starry Eyes (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.

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In Hollywood, the Big Taters'waitress Sarah Walker is an ambitious aspiring actress that suffers from hair pulling disorder. Sarah does not respect her boss Carl or her job since she believes she will be a great actress and this job is temporary only to pay her bills. She shares an apartment with her roommate Tracy that frequently discloses her secrets to their selfish friends Erin that likes to humiliate Sarah and steal her roles; Danny, who is an aspiring director that likes Sarah; Poe and Ashley that are indifferent to her. When Sarah is invited to an audition of the film The Silver Screen from the company Astraeus Pictures, their auditioners do not show any reaction to her performance. When Sarah leaves the audition, she goes to the toilet room and has an attack, pulling her hair and crying. Immediately after, the casting director invites her to return to the room and repeat what she did in the bathroom for her assistant and she. Sarah is invited again to an audition with the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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All dreams require sacrifice. See more »

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The Producer: Your face would be on the poster, the poster on a wall, a wall in a lobby, a lobby of a movie theater, a theater with a marquee: The Silver Scream.
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Starry Eyes
22 April 2015 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Starry Eyes is a very competent horror film, whose main attribute is the potent metaphor it brings us about the proverbial "road to fame" many people aspire to tour. Sure, that's quite a common subject, and I think Mulholland Dr. is the best film about that topic so far; however, Starry Eyes has pretty much to offer, mainly because of its perverse screenplay, which properly handles horror, suspense and satire, with a fallible but endearing main character, who makes many mistakes and never reaches the noble and pure standard of the "final girl" we are accustomed to see in the genre; however, Alexandra Essoe's performance is so intense and credible that we totally comprehend the chain of events which takes her character to the brutal ending. Besides of her internal turbulence, the main character has a complicated external life, including a degrading job as a waitress in a "family" restaurant, and a circle of friends composed by pedantic and vacuous "creative" Hollywood individuals, who are always about to make the "big break" which will take them to fame. The apparently frivolous scenes in which the main character relaxes with those friends have such a passive-aggressive overtone that we can feel her frustration, as well as the gradual change of attitude which invites her to sacrifice her principles for the sake of success... or the slightest possibility of success. In conclusion, I wouldn't consider Starry Eyes an excellent movie, but I think it's quite a good horror film, that is equally disturbing for its gore and its satire about Hollywood, that "dream factory" which is more appropriate for generating nightmares. And despite everything... the show must go on.


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