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Di Di Hollywood (2010)

Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.

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Bigas Luna
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elsa Pataky ... Di Di
Peter Coyote ... Michael Stein
Paul Sculfor ... Steve Richards
Giovanna Zacarías ... Nora
Luis Hacha Luis Hacha ... Robert
Flora Martínez Flora Martínez ... María
Jean-Marie Juan Jean-Marie Juan ... David
Leonardo García Vale ... Aldo (as Leonardo García)
Ben Temple ... Richard Low
Ana Soriano Ana Soriano ... Madre de Diana
Lluís Lu Lluís Lu ... Joel
Marcos Campos Marcos Campos ... Mr. Sushi
Bill Holden Bill Holden ... Hombre canoso
Toni River Toni River ... El Jefe (as Tony River)
Albert Carbó Albert Carbó ... El Titi
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Dreams of fame take Diana from Madrid to Hollywood. She seems to be on the right path when a powerful agent notices her, but he only wants someone for a sham marriage with a secretly gay star.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official [Spain]

Country:

Spain

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Spanish | English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

DiDi Hollywood See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,019,106
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this movie was set to be a direct sequel of Yo soy la Juani (2006) with Verónica Echegui reprising her role. For unknowing reasons, the project didn't turn out, so Bigas Luna rewrote it and casted Elsa Pataky. See more »

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In My Book
Written by Jessica Jo Leischow and Tod R. Johnson
Performed by Gram Rabbit
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The film has some real strengths
30 July 2013 | by TobyDavidSee all my reviews

I thought that they did a remarkably good job with this variation on the theme of "A Star is Born." There are three main ingredients that combined to make this twisted fairy tale believable.

First, with only few minor rolls, none of the characters were completely despicable nor completely sympathetic.

Second, Elsa Pataky's physical appearance. She always looks appropriate in ways that I would not have thought possible. Most of it is good acting, but there is also skillful makeup and wardrobe.

Finally, the sets and locations are impressive and believable. The humorous exception, here, is their rechristening of the Beverly Hills Hotel as the "Everly Hotel". It looks like there should be a "B" hidden behind the foliage.

Incidentally, there are a few unexpected twists and turns along the way, as well as few more-or-less predictable "surprises."


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