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Mean Dreams (2016)

R | | Thriller | 17 March 2017 (USA)
Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love.

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Mean Dreams is a thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down. This coming-of-age fable brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love.

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Mostly all of the push ins are digital rather than the physical movement of the camera. See more »

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After the Wayne kills the others in the drug buy he places two bags in the bag of the truck. The bag of drugs and the bag of money. Later when Jonas leaves the truck with the bag of money there is no other bag left behind. See more »

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Casey Caraway: You pray?
Jonas Ford: No.
Casey Caraway: Now might be a good time...
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Dry Bones
Lyrics by Rennie Sparks
Music by Brett Sparks
Performed by The Handsome Family
Published by Handsome Family Music (BMI)band administered by Music of Virtual.
Administered outside of North America by Touch Tones Music.
Courtesy of Carrot Top Records, Inc.
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Well-acted indie thriller with an amazing landscape.
17 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a low-budget thriller/drama, I came into this film with modest expectations. I was very delighted to be treated to a well-acted film with an incredible landscape (filmed in Ontario).

The acting was perfect. Sophie Nelisse has the makings of a world-famous box office smasher someday. Josh Wiggins was superb in his lead role. And the late great Bill Paxton played his role flawlessly.

I will not include any spoilers as to why I'm "only" giving it an 8 out of 10, but I will say that this indie thriller is definitely worth watching.

Rest in peace, Bill Paxton.


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