Saturday, September 16, 2006
The outstanding element of the film Hollywoodland is the acting. Ben Affleck, Adrien Brody and Diane Lane give such solid performances. As a detective, Brody presents three possible scenarios that lead to the shooting death of George Reeves, the original TV Superman. Lane and Affleck are a Hollywood couple that use each other. Affleck has such a strong screen presence, and plays Reeves' personality beautifully. Lane plays Toni Mannix (MGM Studio boss' wife) as charming, vulnerable and gorgeous. Brody's story becomes tedious, and ends on a limp note, but the performances hold up.