The Dust Factory (2004)
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as Grandpa Randolph
as Melanie Lewis
as Ryan Flynn
as Angie Flynn
as Rocky Mazzelli
as Trapeze Catcher
as Ryan Flynn Sr.
Critic Reviews for The Dust Factory
A tedious, precious fantasy about a boy faced with choosing between life and death -- an endless existence in limbo is actually more like it.
It could use a better title, although this awful one certainly captures the film's tedium.
A well-intentioned but unconvincing fable.
It would have made a much more powerful short than full-length movie.
It's all very whimsical and fluffy, but the bottom line is, who cares?
Audience Reviews for The Dust Factory
Two charming kids and the boy's grandfather spend time in limbo between life and death. It is a strange fantasy world that seems free of trouble except for a creepy circus, which is named the dust factory. The youngsters amidst falling for each other are forced to confront some philosophy about life and death, pleasure and pain. Some of it is thought-provoking. Many of the special effects suggest a fantasy world I've never seen before in a movie, but it is obvious the effects had a low budget. Artistically it seemed the writer/director thought they were being clever dealing with these deep issues, but I was uncomfortable with the death themed circus and many of the grandfather's lessons were nonsensical.
The Dust Factory Quotes
|Grandpa Randolph:||Dust is a funny thing. It's everywhere all at once, like a teeny, tiny snowstorm, in every ray of light. Even the moon is just a big dust ball. But you know, it's all in the way you look at it. Not this way or that way, not forways or backways. Just believe before you look. The man in the moon has a magic all his own.|
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