"An American in Hollywood" likens its protagonist, aspiring filmmaker Josiah (Richard Carroll Jr.), and his crew to comic-book superheroes crusading against the nefarious empire that is Tinseltown.
Hailing from the Cypress Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, Josiah moves west to the La-La Land of opportunity after completing film school at
Meanwhile, Josiah's love interest, Ayoka (Azur-De), shows concern by pestering him with questions instead of offering support. The chorus of doubts from her girlfriends only fuels her insecurity.
The film feels like a more cynical and indie take on urban rom-coms such as
"An American in Hollywood."
MPAA rating: R for language, drug use, sexual content.
Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes.