A young boy tries to make his dying mother's dream come true while navigating through his love life.

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In the vein of Good Will Hunting and Garden State, POPE DREAMS is a coming of age tale about a young man at a crossroads in life. Filled with heart, music, life, and loss. And a set of drums. Oh, and the Pope. POPE DREAMS is about a directionless nineteen-year old boy, Andy Venable, who works for his hard-case dad in a store warehouse during the day and plays drums in a loud heavy-metal band at night. His only clear goal at the moment is to get his sick mother, a devout Catholic, to meet the Pope before she dies. While he's busy with that, he falls for a girl who's totally out of his league and gets discovered by two Broadway producers for a musical talent that just might be his true calling. Andy's a dreamer. But dreaming is easy. It's reality that's hard. Written by the official Pope Dreams web site

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The video that Andy and Brady watch on their first date Not Too Tart, Not Too Sweet (2003) is an earlier film made by producer 'Steve Loh'. See more »

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Sure to be noticed... a gem.
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to have seen this film at the Atlanta film festival this week, where members of the cast and crew stayed for a QA session. It's rare in this day and age to find a film that conjures tears without being cliché. It's also rare to see a portrait of male friendships that is so real, accurate and touching. No matter your age, orientation, family situation, gender- this film is sure to strike a chord within you. The main protagonist- a 23 year old from Lubbock- is an actor to watch. Film festival goers, this film has just started it's circuit. Buy tickets and enjoy- I hope this makes it into festivals like Toronto.


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