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Dreamland (2006)

R | | Drama | 1 August 2007 (France)
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A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.

Director:

Jason Matzner

Writer:

Tom Willett
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Cast

Cast overview:
Agnes Bruckner ... Audrey
Kelli Garner ... Calista
Justin Long ... Mookie
John Corbett ... Henry
Gina Gershon ... Mary
Brian Klugman ... Abraham
Chris Mulkey ... Herb
Luce Rains ... Dreamer
Olive Bureker Olive Bureker ... Aunt Sadie
Sherry Lynette Sherry Lynette ... Nurse
Jenny Gabrielle ... Truck Driver
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A young woman who lives in a desert trailer park must choose between caring for her hapless father and sick friend or fulfilling her own destiny.

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Taglines:

Life blooms in extraordinary places.

Genres:

Drama

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A magam útján See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,350, 1 December 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,350, 3 December 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[on Audrey's bed nursing her from a bee hive attack]
Mookie: Let me take care of you.
[they kiss and proceed to make love]
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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How Good Can It Be
Written and Performed by The 88
Kerok Music, BMI
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Almost Great
12 April 2006 | by bla75See all my reviews

Dreamland is a film about hopes and dreams, fear and regret. Audrey and her father Henry live in a trailer park after Henry's wife has passed away. Henry is a drunk and deathly afraid of physically leaving the trailer park, where he has lived for the past several years. Calista, Audrey's best friend, is a beautiful, aspiring Miss America who has MS, counting the days until she dies. Dreamland explores a common theme of breaking personal boundaries (real or perceived) and having to face your own truth. It works because the context is exquisitely executed. The imagery is extremely well done, and Kelli Garner's performance, a hint of Marilyn Monroe, is the most difficult and deserves recognition. John Corbett's character does push his limits but he does a fine job. Gina Gershon has a bit part but does it well. The main flaw is the ending, and I wish they would have taken a more risqué approach rather than wrapping everything up in a nice bow.


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