Dream with the Fishes
Dream with the Fishes (1997)

In this black comedy, Terry is unable to get over the death of his wife and wishes he were dead. During a suicide attempt, Terry meets up with Nick, a dying heroin addict. Realizing that each has something to offer the other, the two make a… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News

Despite the emphasis on Oedipal conflict, the film expresses no desire to enter the grownup world; happiness here is associated with eternal adolescence, following the '70s (and now, apparently, '90s) ideal.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

The quirky-misfits-on-the-road genre is nothing new or revolutionary, but the film possesses a naive charm that is as refreshing as it is rare.

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Margaret Pomeranz
sbs.com.au

Dream With The Fishes is quite a moving but perplexing film.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

A throwback to the independent-minded, anything-goes movies that followed in the wake of Easy Rider in the early 1970s.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

As the film progresses, however, it begins to accumulate all sorts of unnecessary characters and subplots that only serve to weigh it down.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Dream With the Fishes is a personal kind of story told with a sensitivity that, while not exactly Oscar-worthy, does manage to touch on feelings most mainstream films don't even admit exist.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Clearly, it wishes to be different, but anyone who fondly recalls the buddy films of the '70s will find it to be more of the same.

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

A harangue on how ironic it is that men often attack one another verbally and physically as a way to get close.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Parts of the movie focusing on drugs and wanderlust seem like throwbacks to the '60s, but most of the story is more self-indulgent than sociological.

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