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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Happiness lies in one's courage to face reality. See more »

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fine writing has left me with a strong favorable impression
27 August 2001 | by (st pete, fl) – See all my reviews

The young leads, through the use of the writers words, lead us from the "wasteland" to the "grail"! The brief scene in the coffee house lines out their success almost too rapidly. This climax is when we expect the happiest of all possible endings. Again the fine writing & the high Quality performances of the two friends, reminds us that dreams are just that. Fragments, fragile, frail and subject to interpretation and if we are lucky our dreams can come around again. Fine film, well acted, written, directed, and produced.


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