A triumph of tenacity over ability, this bizarrely melodramatic feature by writer/director Miguel Arteta is truly audacious, but it's fatally undermined by substandard acting and its fearless determination to be more things than any one movie
possibly can. Carlos (Douglas Spain), an L.A. born Mexican-American, aspires to be the next Antonio Banderas, and convinces himself that working for his father Pepe (Efraim Figueroa) -- a pimp whose young hustlers work the street corners, pretending to sell maps to the homes of the stars -- will
help him make the connections he needs to get his foot on the first rung of the Hollywood ladder. It actually looks as though Carlos ...