Boulevard of Broken Dreams (1988)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - R
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You don't become a playwright, at least a successful one, without having more than your share of sensitivities. In fact, a goodly proportion of the artists in present-day L.A. are too sensitive for their own good, which causes no end of problems. For Tom, an Australian-born playwright who has "made good" in la-la-land, his success has resulted in serious strains in his relationship with his wife and daughter back in Melbourne, and with himself -- strains which he eases with a succession of mood-altering pills. When a fresh young actress in one of his productions falls for him, he is so emotionally battered that he finds her attentions confusing and unsettling.

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child, daughter, dysfunctional, family, father, parent, screenwriter, success