Going Down in La-La Land

20rdp_going_span-thumbstandard Young and beautiful, Adam arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming a star. Moving in with his zany friend, he finds a promising gig in film production, but soon loses himself in a seamy underworld of gay porn and prostitution.
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Netflix Rating: 3.4
NYT Review
“Going Down in La-La Land" is a familiar enough story of a young and beautiful person hoping to make it big in Hollywood only to attain disillusionment. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 63%
Critics' score: 63   Audience score: 55   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

It's...familiar plotting and by-the-numbers characterization that sinks this earnest, gay-contoured take on the evergreen making-it-big melodrama. full review

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

A creditable if familiar portrait of one aspiring-actor newbie's disillusioning wade into the rough waters of Hollywood. full review

Dennis Harvey, Variety

A young acting hopeful finds that things are tough in Tinseltown in this not exactly revelatory gay-themed drama. full review

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

A lo-fi feature blend of True West Hollywood Story and a gay fairy tale. full review

Michelle Orange, Village Voice

"Going Down" falls well short of compelling, either as a coming-of-age film, a satire or a romance. full review

Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
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