Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere)
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Chasing a Dream (Miles from Nowhere)
A high school football star clashes with his coach and his father when he joins the track team to accomplish a goal set by his late best friend. When John is killed in a car accident, Cameron (Andrew Lawrence) blames himself for the tragedy, and vows to accomplish his friend's goal of setting a new record on the mile run. Cameron's altruistic mission is jeopardized, however, when he runs into opposition from both his father (Treat Williams) and his coach, who feel that may be throwing away a future in football by switching sports at such an inopportune time. But the harder they work to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The sheer visual impact of In a Dream is breathtaking."
‑ Laura Bennett, Boston Globe
"The eclectic beauty of Isaiah's complex, labor-intensive art form deserves more process-oriented dissection."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"The film's elements hum into a glorious experience, with its narrative as captivating as its visualization."
‑ Matthew Sorrento, Film Threat
"The images and emotions of 'In A Dream' will stick with you."
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"Almost too ready-made for a movie, this documentation of the lives of a troubled artist, his doting wife and his two grown sons should be dramatic and compelling, but comes across like a mockumentary of cinematic self-discovery."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"Call it forgiveness or codependency, but this highly personal film speaks to all of us in the universal languages of art and love."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Isaiah's work frequently rewards the camera's roving attention, but his self-absorption and lack of self-insight make him a sad subject even for as forgiving a study as In a Dream."
‑ Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle
"A grand gesture, an exercise in epic biography that explodes the intimate details of Isaiah's life and its effects on his family onto the screen."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Reverse Shot
"When it works, it's well. When it doesn't, it seems unfocused and nearly loses our interest."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"An unusual and compelling documentary portrait of an artist of dazzling and colorful murals."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Because Jeremiah lacks the investigatory zeal to pursue the subplots, which also include his father's madness and his older brother's drug addiction, this lovely film is more evocative than illuminating."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The tedious documentary In a Dream tells you much more than you could ever want to know about an ob scure Philadelphia artist called Isaiah Zagar."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"an artistic celebration of sorts -- with the emotional pain that can come with dedication, and maybe a little madness."
‑ Norm Schrager,
"A captivating, honest and thoroughly engrossing documentary with plenty of wisdom, panache and stunning visuals."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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