A dazed woman (Temtchine) awakens facedown in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Amnesiac and penniless, she wanders Hollywood Boulevard, tantalized by tour guides touting landmarks, struggling street performers dreaming of the next big audition and aged starlets still enamored with the studio system. Steven Peros's character study is clearly designed as an homage to vintage Tinseltown mystique, so it's a pity that the old guard would have been mortified by Peros's rudimentary craftsmanship and Temtchine's thudding performance as a walking metaphor for L.A.'s young, A-list--averse idealists. Finesse and star power: That's what made the Dream Factory go round.
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