Dreamland
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A selfless teen who has always put the needs of others before her own experiences a personal crisis after setting her best friend up with her handsome new neighbor in an affecting coming-of-age drama starring Agnes Bruckner, Kelli Garner, and Justin Long. Ever since Audrey's (Bruckner) mother died, the compassionate 18-year-old has dedicated her life to caring for her still-grieving father (John Corbett). Despite her desire to go to college and get an education, Audrey remains at her father's side in the remote New Mexico desert community, and passes her free time away in the company… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"The filmmakers were clearly not interested in the ending but in exploring the characters and the situation, and they do that with sophistication and genuine feeling, both for the people and the environment."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"An atmospheric ensemble piece boasting several richly portrayed characters."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"The cast is solid, the characters fascinating, the direction notable, the story shaky."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"The performances are all fine, with Bruckner and Corbett the standouts as a parent and child with roles reversed after a death in the family."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"As swoony and verbose and serious as an adolescent's journal entry."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Despite some sketchy story elements, much of it is pretty intoxicating -- that is, until the unambiguous life lessons bring pic down to earth with an earnest splat."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"...there's little doubt that the film heralds the arrival of a promising new director."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The awe-inspiring New Mexico scenery and light and the performance of lead actress Agnes Bruckner lift this teen drama above the usual fare."
‑ Jane Stevenson, Jam! Movies
"The gossamer spell is undone when the script topples into melodrama and then a too-tidy resolution."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"As the mother of a preteen daughter who has dragged me to a number of teen movies, I was captivated by this strange mutant of a movie. There is skill here, and some poignant scenes that stayed with me, including a first kiss scene that's one of the bette"
‑ Beverly Berning, culturevulture.net
"a long way to go for such a tepid lesson"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"After all the put-upon jokes about trailer trash, finally here is a place where the terminology of community really defines itself."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
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