Two childhood friends dream about escaping to Los Angeles to pursue their fame and fortune.

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A bittersweet satire about Hollywood's bottomless capacity for corruption, Dreamers follows the travails of two friends who leave their small Tennessee town for Tinseltown. Opening with a view of Hollywood through the lens of an Asian tourist's video camera accompanied by the movie-loving tourist's ramblings, the film cuts to Jefferson City, Tennessee, where two boys indulge in fantasies of fleeing to L.A. Several years later, one of those boys, Dave, is heading west to join his childhood friend Ethan in Hollywood. Ethan has spent the past five years trying unsuccessfully to finish his untitled film, scraping together a living as an Amway salesman and construction worker. Following his arrival, Dave finds brief work on a porn set before being fired, and, as part of an attempt to help Ethan find funding for his movie, loses his virginity to a lusty Beverly Hills housewife. Written by Rebecca Flint

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Cinematographer Neal L. Fredericks also photographed _Blair Witch Project_, The (1999) and the 16mm camera used on that film was also used to photograph the barn sequences and was featured as a prop within the film. See more »

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Dreamers
22 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The director/writer to Dreamers is a unique talent. This movie proves it. It is refreshing to see a character driven movie without fancy special effects. Actually there were special effects but they were done the old fashioned way. With a movie camera, direction, and imagination. Their is a signature piece of camera-work with the use of mirrors that is reminiscent of great filmmakers. Dreamers is smoky and sexy. It's easy to get caught up in the hopes and dreams of these characters and it's fun to watch their transformation as the push through their journey to the top in Hollywood. I look forward to seeing Ms. Lu's movies in the future.


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