Barry Levinson's Jimmy Hollywood

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  1. Paul D Young

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    I have always felt that Jimmy Hollywood was a very good movie. Although it seems to me that it never really achieved what it was going for, it was still a fun story and very well done. I think that Joe Pesci is hilarious in this film and Christian Slater's performance is his best (that I've seen). The ending didn't really add up to much but I still enjoyed it a lot.

    When I bought the Laserdisc, the guys at the LD store were laughing at me (but we were always teasing each other). Does anyone else feel that this movie was underappreciated?

    When Barry Levinson released it to home video it was released in a "Home Video Version". This version differs as follows: "Some footage has been added and some deleted from the theatrical version. Some music has been changed." Ironically, the disc also states that, "This film is presented in a widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of it's original theatrical presentation."

    I wouldn't mind having this on DVD with the theatrical version as well just for fun but I don't think that will ever happen. In the meantime I'll just enjoy this version on my Laserdisc. Will I be the only one though?
     
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    I hate guys who bump their own threads.

    Seriously, I just want to be sure that I AM the only one who feels that this movie was underappreciated. Maybe the guys at the LD store were right.

    I promise I will not bump it again if nobody is interested.
     
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    I love Jimmy Hollywood! Pesci was great in it, as was Slater. Victoria Abril didn't work for me, though. She's incredible in Spanish-language films, but her wretched accent in JH killed her performance for me. Now I know where Penelope Cruz got her inspiration for Women on Top...

    Anyhoo... I never caught the movie in theaters, and have only seen it in P&S on TV. I still enjoy the hell out of it. If it ever comes to DVD I'll be on cloud nine.
     
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    I ran this during my projectionist years; it only played for 2 weeks. I liked the movie; I've heard quite a bit was cut out from the video version though (one thing I miss about working at a theater, since if the video version gets messed up I'll never get to see it.)
     

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