Based on the life and death of the 1950’s Superman television star George Reeves the film Hollywoodland tells of the pitfalls of fame and fortune. In this period piece Adrien Brody plays a down on his luck private detective who investigates the suspicious death of George Reeves. In flashbacks Ben Affleck plays Reeves who is having an affair with a studio executive wife played by Diane Lane who may know the truth about his death. This film is multi layered, complex and full of intrigue. The music is reminiscent of the times and the performances by Lane and Brody are superb. Affleck was also at his best but that isn’t saying much. It did drag a bit at times and was a little long (Like some of my reviews) but over all it’s an outstanding piece of cinema. It’s one of the best films of the year so far and I’m giving it an A- rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.