Starry Eyes (2014)
directed by: Kevin Kolsch, Dennis Widmyer
starring: Alexandra Essoe, Amanda Fuller, Noah Segan, Maria Olsen, Fabianne Therese, Shane Coffey, Mark Senter, Natalie Castillo, Louis Dezseran, Pat Healy
(out of 5)
Wow what a film! First response. This is one of the those movies for me that I was angry at myself for not watching sooner. And now also not purchasing it on Blu-Ray. I have owned this movie for about a year and what an idiot I have been just letting this one sit. Last time I felt this way was when I watched Blue Ruin. Which by the way I bought at the same time as this one.
The movie follows an actress by the name of Sara who fumbles her way through life in search of a dream. The dream of course in the Hollywood hills is to become an actress. Sara wants nothing more than to quit her job as a waitress at Big Taters and become the next Marilyn Monroe. She has a small group of friends she rolls with and all of whom have similar dreams but Sara is different or so she thinks. She auditions for a part in a new horror film called the Silver Scream for a big time horror film producer. Soon it seems the whole casting is too good to be true. Something begins to happen to Sara's body soon after meeting with the head producer and she frantically begins searching for answers. The movie really can't be critiqued a whole lot in my opinion script wise. The pace moved right along and the dialogue held natural from beginning to end. I loved the end I really cannot go into a whole lot without spoiling it for the people out there like me who have not sat down and watched it yet. I will say that Sara finds what she's looking for but soon she realizes that there is more here at stake than time and money for rent. Spectacular story telling.
The movie definitely left me wanting more and thinking hard about what just transpired during the entirety of the film itself. I loved it. Sheer masterpiece of modern cinema. Do not pass this up as I did for so long!