Hollywood and Wine is a comedy about a struggling
Australian actress in Hollywood. Diane Blaine (Nikki Whelan) is down to
the final two for the perfect role, but there are two barriers to her
getting the role: her terrible audition and Jamie Stephens (also Nikki
Whelan) who looks exactly like the actress and just happens to be a
trainwreck currently in rehab (ahem!).
While she waits for the dream role, she works at
a restaurant with her long term boyfriend (Chris Kattan), who finds
himself in a quandary when he borrows $25,000 from a mobster (Chazz
Palminteri) who tells him to let it ride at his casino and of course loses
it all in a fixed blackjack game. He can't pay the debt, so in a desperate
plea, he lucks into one last chance, it seems the mobster likes Jamie
Stephens and thinks that his girlfriend is her and the mobster wants a
date or he dies.
Oh, it's a broad comedy with all sorts of
wackiness in an attempt to make anything funny, some of which is, but some
of the film is so ridiculous that it turns out to be more miss than hit.
Plenty of cameos, a Spade and Farley reunion (well, Chris Farley's
brother) and a Pamela Anderson cameo that looks as though she can't to get
out of the place with her money quick enough. And yes, Nikki Whelan (and
her cleavage) is the female lead in this film. Hard to believe, but she
is. Seems to be doing alright in Hollywood, shit, she was in Halloween 2.
And the next Farrelly brothers film.