Dream a Little Dream (1989) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

An accident puts the consciousness of an elderly dream researcher into the body of a bratty teenager. The problem? The kid prefers dreamworld limbo to real life.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Marc Rocco
Stars: Corey Feldman, Jason Robards
Length: 114 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 8 out of 66 found boring (12.12%)

One-line Reviews (23)

The plot is incredibly confusing and there is a really awkward scene where Corey Feldman performs a song to the lead chick (wife of Patton Oswalt, can't remember her name).

Give me a fascinating, thought-provoking story like this any day.

Great coming of age vehicle for Corey Feldman, who once again shows the potential he did in "Stand By Me" earlier in his career.

Since then, they have become self-absorbed little twerps who just take acting jobs to keep some excitement in their boring, listless little lives.

It was a waste of time and I wish I could have that time back to watch a more worthy 80s film that actually was a classic, not some weird material that would be insufferable in any decade.

The film probably scrapped trying to explain it in the title because they knew the consumers had enough with being alienated with these movies that were already confusing enough.

Funny, touching, and utterly enjoyable.

They did around seven, The Lost Boys is pretty good (not great), License to Drive is great, Busted sucked, Last Resort was forgettable and a little immature, Blown Away wasn't that great of a film, but it was entertaining as hell, and Dream a Little Dream goes down as a so-so, could've been better film like Last Resort.

On the plot side, this film can be a little difficult to follow on the first time watching, as the story is very imaginative and surreal.

Out of all the body swap movies of the late eighties, this has to be the one that killed that little sub-genre, because it's boring beyond belief.

Not as outwardly poignant as John Hughes, or as wacky as Savage Steve Holland, but very clever and entertaining in it's own right.

It's kinda fun and intriguing to watch such a train wreck.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen...

At first, it was very confusing with the constant switching over to the old couple to the kid.

i enjoyed it very much.

however as a movie, this one is just too confusing and the ending is just the result of a lazy writer.

And it's just gets too complicated and boring to understand, and to care about what is going on and what happens to the characters.

But the main problem is that the film tries too hard to be something different from the rest of the body swap films, and in doing that turns a neat concept into something more mundane, even macabre in some scenes.

It's a rare member of the romance/sci-fi/mind swapping/coming of age/drama/comedy-genre.

Not till recently about my third attempt I understood the movie and finished watching the whole movie from beginning to end, and enjoyed it.

and was very intense at the same time.

Also, Alex Rocco and Victoria Jackson as the parents were equally enjoyable.

I highly recommend it to anyone who likes the two Coreys, good acting, creativity, or body switching movies.