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A Tale of Two Coreys (2018)

The story of teen heartthrobs Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, whose lives were forever changed by the glitz, glamour, and the darker side of show business.

Director:

Steven Huffaker

Writers:

Peter Sullivan (screenplay), Hanz Wasserburger (screenplay) | 6 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elijah Marcano ... Corey Feldman (Teen)
Justin Ellings ... Corey Haim (Teen)
Scott Bosely ... Corey Feldman (Adult)
Casey Leach ... Corey Haim (Adult)
Ashley Scott ... Sheila Feldman
Patrick Muldoon ... Bob Feldman
Paula Lindberg ... Judy Haim
Brian Huskey ... Bernie Haim
Aleksandra Jade Aleksandra Jade ... Cari Haim
Brandon Howard ... Michael Jackson
Keith Coogan ... Marty
Jacob Loeb ... Doug
Bella Popa ... Ally
Michael Carbonaro ... Ricky Dekanter
John Ennis ... Agent
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Feldman (Elijah Marcano and Scott Bosely) and Haim (Justin Ellings and Casey Leach) skyrocketed to fame after meeting on the set of the blockbuster movie The Lost Boys and quickly became young Hollywood heartthrobs. They collaborated on popular comedies including The Lost Boys, License to Drive and Dream a Little Dream and basked in being Tinseltown royalty in their early teens. But as their stars rose, their lives began to quickly spin out of control with endless partying and drugs. As their fame and fortune increased, dark secrets haunted them. Young and impressionable, the actors suffered through years of sexual abuse at the hands of industry insiders. With studio offers drying up and their reputations becoming tabloid fodder, Feldman eventually turned his life around by getting sober, getting married and having a son. Haim, however, continued his downward spiral and by the time the two starred in their own reality series, The Two Coreys, not even Feldman was able to save him.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Jamison Newlander, who plays a cop in this film, starred with both Coreys in the film "The Lost Boys." Newlander played Alan Frog, brother to Corey Feldman's Edgar Frog, and friend to the late Corey Haim's Sam Emerson. See more »

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Mediocre At Best
10 January 2018 | by eee2005See all my reviews

What I like best about the film is the nostalgic feeling of the 80's and seeing it through the perspective of the Coreys. Although I must admit I wonder how much of this film is truly through the eyes of Corey Haim. After all, It's been 8 years since his passing, so it's not like he can have a say on it's accuracy. But for the most part it does paint a pretty picture for Corey Feldman in comparison to Corey Haim. Albeit it was interesting to get an idea of how they met and basically relive the 80's with them. Which was quite fun for me being that I'm the same age range as the Coreys.

However, regardless of my nostalgic childhood bias, I can't ignore the fact that the direction of the film was half fast.The casting was weak, especially for Corey Feldman. Not only did Elijah Marcano not look like Feldman, which is forgivable, but he definitely did not embodied the energy of Corey Feldman. I've seen enough behind the scenes interviews, commentary and the like to know what Feldog is like. This kid was too laid back and mediocre at best. Shame on the director for not pushing him more. The pacing of the film is somewhat basic. It almost feels like a scripted documentary rather than a movie at times. Also I felt the music was a tiny bit over done at times.

In a nut shell I wouldn't expect too much if you are planning to see this film. It's very basic and a good watch if you are curious about the Coreys in general. But you'll probably get a lot more accuracy just from some basic online research. Hopefully the movie will inspire you to do just that. The movie gets a pass, it's just a shame that the movie wasn't as entertaining as it could be if given better direction. Because the story of the Coreys is very interesting from a documentary standpoint. So imagine if you truly stylized their story in the form of a really good movie. What a shame.


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