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Dreamcatcher (2003)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  21 March 2003 (USA)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space.

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Four childhood friends, Jonesy, Beaver, Pete and Henry all share a special secret. Each year, they take a trip into Maine woods. This year is different. A blizzard occurs, and they recover a man found wandering around. Unbeknownst to them,this wandering individual isn't the only being to be found. Now they must act fast to stop the outbreak developing and to prevent the world from its doom Written by simon

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Rated R for violence, gore and language | See all certifications »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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£729,525 (UK) (25 April 2003)

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$33,685,268 (USA) (16 May 2003)
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When Mr. Grey talks to Jones, the poem he alludes to is Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening". See more »

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When Henry shoots his diploma, the bullet goes through the glass and the diploma immediately below the word "University". In a close-up of the diploma, the bullet hole is at least an inch below Henry's name. See more »

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Dr. Henry Devlin: What the hell? Who's Mr. Gray? What are you trying to tell me, Jonesy?
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Dr. Henry Devlin: You're not Jonesy.
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The Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow logos are covered in snow, while the Castle Rock Entertainment lighthouse beams its light across a lake covered in snow. See more »

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Begins beautifully-ends poorly
23 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have read Dreamcatcher and think it is one of King's most under-appreciated books. In an interview, King said his wife didn't care for it. King wrote it out on a yellow legal pad while he was recovering from getting hit by that van.

I have also listened to the audio version of Dreamcatcher, so all that remained for me was to see this movie. While I knew there were things in the book that probably wouldn't make it to the screen, I was pleasantly surprised by how many did. However some scenes were so brief they were little more than tributes.

The cinematography was beautiful from start to finish, but where the first half of the film felt paced to perfection, the last half felt rushed. The ending was different than the book, so be prepared for a shocker.

The acting was good, I particularly enjoyed Jason Lee as Joe 'Beaver' Clarenden and Damian Lewis as Gary 'Jonesy' Jones.

A real disappointment was Thomas Jane as Dr. Henry Devlin. Pretty woody acting there.

Before seeing this movie, I would not have believed that Morgan Freeman could play Kurtz. I was wrong. That guy can play anything. Unfortunately, He didn't get enough chances to flesh out this crazy S.O.B.

Jonsey's dual nature was handled differently in the movie than it was in the book. Too bad. It was just right in the book, and was given a more "Hollywood" treatment in the movie.

Note to the director: This movie failed because not enough time was spent introducing these characters and making us care about them. The notable exceptions to this where Jonesy and the Beav.

Remember: SSDD.

No Bounce, No Play.


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