American Dreamer
American Dreamer (1984)

American Dreamer stars JoBeth Wiliams as a bored housewife whose only excitement comes when she escapes into reading about Rebecca Ryan, the central character in a series of romantic thriller novels. She wins a writing contest and is… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 26, 1984
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2005
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Williams has been just fine in co-starring roles or as part of ensembles, but she struggles mightily to carry this heavy-handed comedy on her shoulders; still, she's better than Conti, whose miscasting is a perpetual distraction.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Doesn't hold many surprises.

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Scott Weinberg

Resoundingly generic "Romancing the Stone" copycat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Charming caper film with JoBeth Williams obviously having fun and the wonderful Coral Browne in support.