Dreamers

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Overview

A bittersweet satire about Hollywood's bottomless capacity for corruption, Dreamers follows the travails of two friends who leave their small Tennessee town for Tinsletown. Opening with a view of Hollywood through the lens of an Asian tourist's video camera accompanied by the movie-loving tourist's ramblings, the film cuts to Jefferson City, Tennessee, where two boys indulge in fantasies of fleeing to L.A. Several years later, one of those boys, Dave (Jeremy Jordan), is heading west to join his childhood friend ...
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Overview

A bittersweet satire about Hollywood's bottomless capacity for corruption, Dreamers follows the travails of two friends who leave their small Tennessee town for Tinsletown. Opening with a view of Hollywood through the lens of an Asian tourist's video camera accompanied by the movie-loving tourist's ramblings, the film cuts to Jefferson City, Tennessee, where two boys indulge in fantasies of fleeing to L.A. Several years later, one of those boys, Dave (Jeremy Jordan), is heading west to join his childhood friend Ethan (Mark Ballou) in Hollywood. Ethan has spent the past five years trying unsuccessfully to finish his untitled film, scraping together a living as an Amway salesman and construction worker. Following his arrival, Dave finds brief work on a porn set before being fired, and, as part of an attempt to help Ethan find funding for his movie, loses his virginity to a lusty Beverly Hills housewife (Ruth de Sosa). Dreamers is directed by Chinese native Ann Lu and features the late, great Paul Bartel in one of his last screen roles.
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Special Features

Director's Commentary ; Making of Featurette; Trailers; Filmographies; Still Gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/3/2002
  • UPC: 825307902693
  • Original Release: 2000
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pathfinder Home Ent.
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Letterbox
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeremy Jordan Dave Jacobson
Mark Ballou Ethan Mullane
Courtney Gains Mike Watt
Paul Bartel Larry Parker
Brian Krause Pete Leiber
Portia Dawson Patricia Thorn
Ruth de Sosa Housewife
Technical Credits
Ann Lu Director, Screenwriter
Neal L. Fredericks Cinematographer
Artie Glackin Producer
Bob Mithoff Score Composer
Bob Roberts Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Hollywood Dream [5:47]
2. Dave Goes to LA [3:48]
3. Pete Quits the Film [4:40]
4. Reality Check [7:45]
5. The Mother Complex [3:37]
6. Valerie's Seduction [5:37]
7. The Real Hollywood [2:59]
8. The B-Movie Set [5:38]
9. Kindness of Strangers [6:09]
10. The Call From Home [4:31]
11. The Rules of Filmmaking [7:14]
12. Dave's Sacrifice [5:56]
13. Friendship Tested [7:00]
14. Amway Meeting [5:50]
15. Japanese Tourist Revealed [4:57]
16. Dave Goes Home [3:36]
17. Another Dreamer [2:15]
18. The White Room [5:08]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Chapter Selections
   Special Features
      Trailers
         Theatrical Trailer
         TV Spot
      Bios
         Writer/Director Ann Lu
         Cinematographer Neal L. Fredericks
         Producer Artie Glackin
         Jeremy Jordan
         Courtney Gains
         Mark Ballou
      Deleted Scenes
         "Pete's Lesson on Show Business"
         "Alternative Dream Sequence"
         "Stuttering Boy's Revenge"
      The Making of "Dreamers"
      Still Gallery
      Director's Commentary
         Director's Commentary: On
         Director's Commentary: Off
   DVD Production Credits
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    DREAMERS is a very good film.

    An elderly Asian man tours Hollywood's landmarks, ruminating on the dreamy power of movies. Suddenly, we jump to the American heartland, where two boys growing up in a strict religious community plan to run away to Hollywood. This playful, oddly forked opening introduces a remarkable new talent in writer-director Ann Lu. She not only sagely dramatizes the power of movies - that it means escape, adulthood, even a substitute for religion, to these boys - she keeps us mindful that the world is, at all times, a larger place than any individual's story might suggest. When the two boys reunite in Hollywood as young men, one is streetwise and resourceful, the other naive and trusting, but both are interestingly deluded, as Lu conceives it. Neither has a monopoly on either courage or truth. This debut feature is tremendously impressive in its honesty, its refusal to cheat us with formulaic plot twists or ready-made insights. Lu, a native of China, is sharply attuned to our local dialects of greed, hope and spiritual desperation. She has a marvelous ear for what people are not saying, matched with an ability to make illuminating sense of where their hearts are leading them. - F.X. Feeney

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