Dream a Little Dream
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In 1987-88, a quartet of films with the same basic body-switching premise deluged theaters: Like Father, Like Son (1987), Big (1988), Vice Versa (1988), and 18 Again (1988). One year later, Dream a Little Dream (1989) followed suit. Coleman Ettinger (Jason Robards) is forever scolding the local high school students who use his yard as a shortcut to and from their nearby school. Coleman is not a crotchety old coot, however. He's deeply in love with his wife Gena (Piper Laurie) and is good friends with his next-door neighbor Ike (Harry Dean Stanton). In fact, Coleman is looking for a… More

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"This is one incoherent movie; I have a hunch that the writers could not figure it out, either."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Folks staggering out of Dream a Little Dream may well wonder what the heck they just saw."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"The best things in this movie were Meredith Salinger's breasts."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Dream a Little Dream is an aggressively unwatchable movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Total crap."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
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