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Cleveland Movie Blog Review: The Hollywood Complex

[Note: although this review is for a theatrical screening of the film as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival, THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX is also airing this month on Showtime and can also be seen on Netflix instant.]

It's not as disturbing as watching an episode of Toddlers With Tiaras, but THE HOLLYWOOD COMPLEX, a new documentary on aspiring child actors and their parents, still made me root more for these kids to turn around and just go home than to score their big break. The film follows several kids and their families from across the United States who have headed out to Hollywood dreaming of stardom. Many of them stay at the Oakwood, an apartment complex that has found a niche catering to these hopefuls, particularly during the 3 month “pilot season” when potential new television series do all their casting.

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