Hollywoodland (2006, USA) C-126m. SCOPE *** D: Allen Coulter. Starring Adrien Brody, Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Ted Atherton, Robin Tunney, Molly Parker, Bob Hoskins. Long but engrossing tale set in 1950s Hollywood, where Superman actor George Reeves (Affleck) is found dead in his suburban house. Low-grade private eye Brody is hired by the star's mother, who won't believe that it was suicide. Good performances, impressive production design, film takes a while to reach its conclusion but it's well worth the wait. Good performances, fine score by Marcelo Zarvos.

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