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Lathe of Heaven (2002)

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In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. William Haber
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In a near future society a man claims that his dreams physically change reality. His therapist is confused at first but soon decides to use him for his own gain.

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His dreams control our destiny, but who controls his dreams.








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8 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Flagelo dos Céus  »

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The movie has two love stories, George Orr and Heather Lelache and also Dr. Haber and Penny. After Orr says you can't dream someone away if you love them, Haber and Penny are seen. Later, after Haber changes everything, he and Penny are still together now as doctor and patient. See more »


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Very disappointing remake
14 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having read LeGuinn's book and seen PBS's excellent rendering of her story this new version is a crashing disappointment. The first problem is that there is so little left of the story that much of its impact is missing. In spite of being light on effects and budget the earlier PBS production makes much better use of its resources to communicate LeGuinn's apocalyptic drama to the viewer.

What happened to the space aliens? They seem to be replaced by David Straithorn's character who occasionally pops into scenes with sage verbiage. Unfortunately, so much has been stripped that there is no tissue left to connect him to what little plot remains after the producers and directors finished their hatchet job on content and context. Who knows why they did that?

What's left is a nothingness rivaled only by Jor-Jor's apocalyptic reality. In order to understand what's going on here, one might want to read the book, or view PBS's 1980's telling of the story. Please don't waste your time with this turkey, especially since the PBS version is available on DVD.

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