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Dreamers (2000)




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A bittersweet satire about Hollywood's bottomless capacity for corruption, Dreamers follows the travails of two friends who leave their small Tennessee town for Tinsletown. Opening with a view of Hollywood through the lens of an Asian tourist's video camera accompanied by the movie-loving tourist's ramblings, the film cuts to Jefferson City, Tennessee, where two boys indulge in fantasies of fleeing to L.A. Several years later, one of those boys, Dave (Jeremy Jordan), is heading west to join his childhood friend Ethan (Mark Ballou) in Hollywood. Ethan has spent the past five years trying unsuccessfully to finish his untitled film, scraping together a living as an Amway salesman and construction worker. Following his arrival, Dave finds brief work on a porn set before being fired, and, as part of an attempt to help Ethan find funding for his movie, loses his virginity to a lusty Beverly Hills housewife (Ruth de Sosa). Dreamers is directed by Chinese native Ann Lu and features the late, great Paul Bartel in one of his last screen roles.


Mark Ballou
as Ethan Mullane
Courtney Gains
as Mike Watt
Brian Krause
as Pete Leiber
Portia Dawson
as Patricia Thorn
Ruth de Sosa
as Housewife

Critic Reviews for Dreamers

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

A good choice for film buffs; lends itself to analysis, conversation, or maybe even a term paper

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Movie Habit

An admirable low-budget initiation piece that takes a sideways glance of making it in the filmmaking business.

Full Review… | April 16, 2001
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for Dreamers


This film is superb. It captures the feeling of innocence, youth, college days, foreign travel, studying abroad, sexual curiosity, and late 60s tension around the world, all culminating in the May of '68 riots in France. This is a very strong fairly recent art film. Anyone who is into art films to any extent should see this one for sure. Do it now!

Justin Davis
Justin Davis

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