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My Friend Dahmer (2017)

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A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director:

Marc Meyers

Writers:

Marc Meyers, John Backderf (based on the book My Friend Dahmer by) (as Derf Backderf)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Davis Brown ... Freshman Boy (as Zac Brown)
Lily Kozub ... Freshman Girl
Ross Lynch ... Jeff Dahmer
Vincent Kartheiser ... Dr. Matthews
Alex Wolff ... John 'Derf' Backderf
Adam Kroloff Adam Kroloff ... Mr. Burlman
Anne Heche ... Joyce Dahmer
Brady M.K. Dunn Brady M.K. Dunn ... Bossy (as Brady Dunn)
Michael Ryan Boehm Michael Ryan Boehm ... Shorty (as Michael Ryan)
Dallas Roberts ... Lionel Dahmer
Liam Koeth ... Dave Dahmer
Tommy Nelson ... Neil
Harrison Holzer ... Mike
Cameron McKendry ... Moose
Jake Ingrassia Jake Ingrassia ... Gooch
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Storyline

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

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Based on the award-winning graphic novel. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for disturbing images, language, teen drug use, drinking and sexual content, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alex Wolff, playing Derf Backderf, mentioned eerie events occurring in Dahmer's real house, such as lights turning off everywhere and there being a general sense of unease or nausea among the actors. It remains one of the creepiest experiences in his acting career. See more »

Goofs

(around 36 min.) After Jeff gets his picture taken with a grim expression, he momentarily looks at the camera as he laughs with his friends. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Dahmer: You need to be more normal!
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Connections

Version of The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Too Late
Written by Doug Davis
Performed by Christopher Blue
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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not MY friend, but...
22 March 2018 | by donaldriccoSee all my reviews

I gotta say, I liked the graphic novel much more than this movie. In film version, it moved very, very slowly. Still, the topic, Dahmer's high school days, drew me in, in a sort of twisted fascination. Ross Lynch does a very good job in the lead role, sort of a Napoleon Dynamite gone wrong, in an Ed Chigliak sort of way. I was able to feel badly for Dahmer in this phase of his life, and I was left wondering a lot of what if's. I guess every life has these what if's, and Dahmer's ended up taking the horrifying road that it took. Creepy. Even creepier, to me, are the people who "lived" through their encounters with him. What about the prom date? Holy mackerel! A unique look, the unveils itself slowly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Friend Dahmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,545, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$1,361,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,436,751
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2.39:1
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