Hollywoodland the movie : I did not fall asleep once, so it gets a ZERO SNOOZE rating (a good thing), and in my opinion could have been just as interesting as an A & E SPECIAL. I believe that learning a bunch of stuff about George Reeves is what kept my interest.
Christopher Reeve and George Reeves are not related. Notice the difference in spelling? I never did until this movie.
George Reeves wasn't a mega star or super rich. In fact, he lived in a house purchased for him by the wife of the General Manager of MGM, yet he never did a project with MGM.
The actors did a great job. The story was interesting enough to keep me from falling asleep, so that's a good sign. Was it a great story? No, not really.
Adrien Brody: I have to say that I wasn't a huge fan of Adrien Brody prior to watching HOLLYWOODLAND. Am I a huge fan now? Not really. I will say that I appreciate Brody's skills in this film. Brody played the private investigator that looked at it as a murder and not a suicide.
Diane Lane: Her character was pretty hot, and Lane did well in her role as the MGM dude's wife.
Ben Affleck: Make up people did a great job on Ben. He really could have been an old time movie star. Affleck did well playing George Reeves. I don't think it was a hard role to play.... but then again, what do I know about movies. I'm just a guy that watches 'em.