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

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Andy Venable
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Kristina Venable
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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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He's dealing with love... fighting with his dad... caring for mom... and making music. What's that got to do with the Pope? See more »

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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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A Surprising Film
12 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this last night at the FAIF Film Festival in Los Angeles and thoroughly enjoyed it. I went to the theater not expecting to be so impressed and not knowing what I was going to see. The title is a little cheesy, although appropriate. The characters were lovable and believable. I haven't been so choked up at a movie in a LONG time. There were also great performances from relatively inexperienced actors, and some very cute/funny moments. All in all I would recommend it; if it is available I would like to purchase it. And I really hope it makes it to wide release! (As a side not I was sitting next to the main character and didn't even know until the lights cam up afterward


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