Dream a Little Dream (1989)




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When Coleman Ettinger (Jason Robards, Jr.) and his wife, Gene (Piper Laurie), attempt a mystical experiment, an accident transports their minds into teenagers Bobby Keller (Corey Feldman) and Lainie Diamond (Meredith Salenger), while the kids end up trapped in a dream state. While Coleman enjoys his youthful existence for a little while, he soon longs to return things to the way they were, which proves to be more problematic than he had imagined.
PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Corey Feldman
as Bobby Keller
Jason Robards
as Coleman Ettinger
Meredith Salenger
as Lainie Diamond
Piper Laurie
as Gena Ettinger
Corey Haim
as Dinger
Alex Rocco
as Gus Keller
Victoria Jackson
as Kit Keller
Ria Pavia
as Maureen
Susan Blakely
as Mrs. Diamond
Lala Sloatman
as Shelley
Matt Adler
as Dumas
Josh Evans
as Low Life #1
Russell Livingstone
as Neighbor Next Door
Mickey Thomas
as Mr. Pattison
Fran Taylor
as Sheila Baker
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Critic Reviews for Dream a Little Dream

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

This is one incoherent movie; I have a hunch that the writers could not figure it out, either.

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Dream a Little Dream is an aggressively unwatchable movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Folks staggering out of Dream a Little Dream may well wonder what the heck they just saw.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

A relentless soundtrack beats throughout the film, and the scenes cut quickly from one location to another in an attempt at 'clever' editing that merely adds to the clouded feel of the movie.

Full Review… | July 25, 2007
TV Guide

The best things in this movie were Meredith Salinger's breasts.

March 25, 2005
7M Pictures

Total crap.

April 14, 2004
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Audience Reviews for Dream a Little Dream

A strange, but fun tale of body switching, and it's got both Coreys! I highly recommend it, it's a great teen movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


The two Corey's again hmmm odd plot here, nothing original but plenty of holes leaving you wondering what on earth is really happening. There is no proper explainations as to how and why the body/mind switch happens and then it all becomes nothing at the end?? huh? Poor performances from all really, many of the bigger names are possibly there simply to cash in on being with the younger stars, to show they are still hip hehe Can't recommend unless you love the two Corey's.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


The thought of people being able to communicate through dreams are cool.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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