A documentary feature about the exploits and misadventures of film character impersonators and celebrity look-a-likes on Hollywood Boulevard over the span of a year. Freddy Krueger works alongside Superman, Marilyn Monroe, Shrek, Lucy, Batman, and Borat. Competing Chewbacca’s, Spidermen and Captain Jack Sparrow’s vie for a spot on the limited real estate of The Walk Of Fame. These street characters have big dreams of breaking into the big-time, in the meantime they forge a living one-dollar at a time, posing for photos with tourists. These characters are literally right out of the movies, yet the unforeseen drama of the people underneath the make-up threatens to eclipse the bizarre array of Hollywood film icons they appropriate. Director David Markey says, ''’The Reinactors’ plays like a great-depression era Hollywood classic retold for the new millennium. It's also a film about the cutthroat nature backstage and behind the scenes of show business. An American Idol on crack, if you will.”
"A strange and tragic portrait of a dream that lives on one block of Hollywood Boulevard and kind of in our whole country, too. Thank god Dave Markey made it funny at least."
- Spike Jonze
“A thoughtful portrait of life at the waking end of the Hollywood dream one more far recognizable than any studio creation."
- Jason Sanders, FilmMaker Magazine
**** 1/2 Stars "These characters are endearing, somewhat scary, but all are interesting. A wonderful, compassionate study of Hollywood oddballs."
-Bernard Perusse, The Montreal Gazette
"A bittersweet look at a tribe of desperate dreamers. David Markey dives deep into the subterranean nooks and crannies of this bizarre subculture and surfaces with cinematic gold." - Ann Magnuson, The Paper