So, why was this movie made? It turns out that the lives of the rich and famous several decades ago were - just as they are today - filled with moral compromise, and that once you get past the glamorous surface of Hollywood, there's an ugly underside. If that surprises you, then Hollywoodland may be just the ticket. For everyone else, there's little to take away from this film. Like so much that has emerged from Tinseltown over the years, it's largely distasteful and quickly forgettable.

CAUTIONS:

  • Language/Profanity:  Lord's name taken in vain; sexual banter and double entendres; multiple profanities
  • Drugs/Alcohol:  Cigar smoking; drinking before breakfast and at other times; smoking in front of children
  • Theft/Bribery:  A private investigator steals a newspaper and bribes a medical worker in order to get a close-up look at Reeves' corpse
  • Sex/Nudity:  Sound of sex in a hotel room; a married woman has an affair with Reeves; private investigator carries on an affair; lovers are shown in bed; simulated sex on a Hollywood set; a man explains a scar on his chest; photo of a sexual act; Reeves disrobes; implied oral sex; a graphic sex scene
  • Violence:  A young boy with a loaded gun asks if he can shoot someone; a man is brutally beaten, lashed with chains; a man pulls a gun on an ex-partner
  • Suicide:  Reeves' official cause of death was ruled as suicide, but the film posits other explanations