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Starry Eyes (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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A hopeful young starlet uncovers the ominous origins of the Hollywood elite and enters into a deadly agreement in exchange for fame and fortune.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Essoe ... Sarah (as Alexandra Essoe)
Amanda Fuller ... Tracy
Noah Segan ... Danny
Fabianne Therese ... Erin
Shane Coffey ... Poe
Natalie Castillo ... Ashley
Pat Healy ... Carl
Nick Simmons ... Ginko
Maria Olsen ... The Casting Director
Marc Senter ... The Assistant
Louis Dezseran Louis Dezseran ... The Producer
Danny Minnick ... Reggie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Alvarado ... Hipster
Spencer Baik Spencer Baik ... Hipster
Denis Bolotski Denis Bolotski ... Heinrich
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Storyline

In Hollywood, the Big Taters'waitress Sarah Walker is an ambitious aspiring actress that suffers from hair pulling disorder. Sarah does not respect her boss Carl or her job since she believes she will be a great actress and this job is temporary only to pay her bills. She shares an apartment with her roommate Tracy that frequently discloses her secrets to their selfish friends Erin that likes to humiliate Sarah and steal her roles; Danny, who is an aspiring director that likes Sarah; Poe and Ashley that are indifferent to her. When Sarah is invited to an audition of the film The Silver Screen from the company Astraeus Pictures, their auditioners do not show any reaction to her performance. When Sarah leaves the audition, she goes to the toilet room and has an attack, pulling her hair and crying. Immediately after, the casting director invites her to return to the room and repeat what she did in the bathroom for her assistant and she. Sarah is invited again to an audition with the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She would kill to be famous. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Horror

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Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Starry Eyes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,220
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Regarding the photoshooting scene, a similar scene can be found at the beginning of the Italian/French thriller Cran d'arrêt (1970), where the girl was played by a young Raffaella Carrà. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah was in the office of Tater Tots discussing her future as a waitress with the manager, a schedule of names with their hours are a board in the background behind the manager. Later on, when she's back in the same office again, asking the manager for her job back after she quit, Sarah's name along with the number of hours are still on that board. See more »

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The Casting Director: Thank you, Sarah. We'll be in touch.
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Pretty unnerving
14 November 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I say sort of because the film has an unnerving and tense momentum, with some truly freaky and horrifying (good horrifying) images and scenes. It's kind of obvious where the film is going though, but it has some clever direction and again, disorienting in a good way in some of its pacing and tone. The lead actress is really good, very unnerving. The problem is that the film also has these weak spots here and there, and I wish the last 15 minutes had at least tries to do a bit more than what we regularly get from horror films like this. Still, it's actually quite a nice surprise in some of the things it does. This is actually recommended.


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