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Dreamland (2006)

R | | Drama | 1 August 2007 (France)
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A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.

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Jason Matzner

Writer:

Tom Willett
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Cast

Cast overview:
Agnes Bruckner ... Audrey
Kelli Garner ... Calista
Justin Long ... Mookie
John Corbett ... Henry
Gina Gershon ... Mary
Brian Klugman ... Abraham
Chris Mulkey ... Herb
Luce Rains ... Dreamer
Olive Bureker Olive Bureker ... Aunt Sadie
Sherry Lynette Sherry Lynette ... Nurse
Jenny Gabrielle ... Truck Driver
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Storyline

A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Life blooms in extraordinary places.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A magam útján See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,350, 3 December 2006

Gross USA:

$6,383

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,383
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Mookie: I want to read everything you write.
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References Baywatch (1989) See more »

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Fade into You
Performed by Natalie Wilde
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Young woman's coming of age drama
29 January 2006 | by annette_sSee all my reviews

This film premiered at Sundance.

It is a beautifully photographed, sensitively presented, leisurely paced drama set in "Dreamland", a trailer park in New Mexico. Unlike most coming-of-age stories that focus on young males, this is one that centers on an 18-year old female. The main character, Audrey (Agnes Bruckner), is a recent high-school graduate who gets involved in a love triangle that includes her ailing best friend, Calista (Kelli Garner), and Mookie (Justin Long), a newcomer to Dreamland.

John Corbett's nuanced portrayal of Audrey's concerned but agoraphobic father is the best film acting he's done yet. The young actors all have good screen presences and create believable characters.

Although the main audience for this movie may be teen-aged girls, it may also be appealing to young men (Audrey and Calista look quite fetching as they hang out in a hot tub). The film may provide valuable insights to anyone who deals with teens and their issues--and it may strike an emotional chord with adults who went through loyalty or love-triangle issues when they were teens.

I saw it again at the Gen Art Film festival in NYC last night, and appreciated it even more the second time around. Most of the people in the audience (an almost full house at the Ziegfeld Theater) seemed to respond to it favorably, and the overall "buzz" sounded enthusiastic to me.


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