Dreamchild (1985)




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Irreverent British writer Dennis Potter speaks aloud what many literary historians have only postulated in whispers in Dreamchild. The film is set in 1932, on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll. The guest of honor at the New York-based celebration is 80-year-old Alice Liddell (Coral Browne), who as a child inspired Carroll's whimsical novels. Amidst the cajoling of both devoted fans and fast-buck hustlers, the grim-faced Alice tries to remain calm and … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
In Theaters:
HBO Video


as Alice Hargreaves

as Rev. Charles Dodgson

as Jack Dolan

as Sally Mackeson

as Mrs. Liddell

as Little Alice

as Loriona

as Edith

as Mr. Marl

as Radio Actor

as Gryphon

as Mock Turtle

as Dormouse

as March Hare

as Gryphon

as Mock Turtle

as Dormouse

as Mad Hatter

as Caterpillar

as Mad Hatter

as March Hare, Radio So...

as 1st Crooner

as Reporter

as Radio Actress

as Editor

as Radio Producer

as Radio Actor

as Reporter/Photographe...

as Reporter

as Editor

as Announcer/Chairman

as President of Univers...

as Waldorf Astoria Croo...

as Rev. Duckworth

as Baker
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Critic Reviews for Dreamchild

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A marvelously inventive mix of fantasy and fanciful speculation.

October 4, 2002
San Francisco Examiner

The Jim Henson fabrications of the Wonderland characters are more horrific than whimsical and the direction feels like a TV film, but the attempt is noteworthy.

Full Review… | August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Dreamchild


Living up to it's title a dreamy film of the aged Alice's half memories of her childhood and Lewis Carroll interwoven with sequences of animated characters from the story and her present day, the 30's, trip to receive an honorary degree. Nice sense of time and place and a truly lovely performance by Coral Browne as the grownup Alice.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Quite good story behind the girl who was the inspiration for Alice in wonderland.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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