Dreamland (2006)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

An atmospheric ensemble piece boasting several richly portrayed characters.

David Cornelius

The cast is solid, the characters fascinating, the direction notable, the story shaky.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

As swoony and verbose and serious as an adolescent's journal entry.

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Justin Chang

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's little doubt that the film heralds the arrival of a promising new director.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The gossamer spell is undone when the script topples into melodrama and then a too-tidy resolution.

Beverly Berning

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

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Christopher Null

a long way to go for such a tepid lesson

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
Others may not enjoy this movie as much as I did because I felt a real connection to the character with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) because I also have MS. The… More
Christopher Haskell
"Dreamland" is down-to-earth and everything an independent film should be. The cast is by far the gold lining of the film, with John Corbett… More
Nicki Marie
Liked this a lot. Very moving and the whole cast do a great job with this (even John Corbett who is normally the kiss of death in a film as far as I am… More
Sarah Prisbylla
I thought the plot was really boring and at times really cheesy (fast forward to the girl running to the bees, drawing a heart around herself in the sand, and… More
Curtis Lilly
I have a hard time believing that the only two girls in a small trailer park are so hot, nice, and okay with living in the middle of nowhere. Not a terrible… More
Moe E
Dreamland is a teen coming-of-age film with a female perspective. Agnes Bruckner is Audrey, a recent high school graduate who's torn between attending one… More