Follow That Dream

1962

Action / Comedy / Musical / Romance

27
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 1955

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Elvis Presley as Toby Kwimper
Jack Kruschen as Carmine
Red West as Bank Guard
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1hr 49 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kz917-1 4 / 10

Elvis as a naive gypsy in Florida comedy

Wooh. Naive is not a strong enough word. Several times they question the intelligence of The Kwimper family. Enough that it leaves you squirming in your seat. Ugh that left a bad taste in my mouth.

Typical Elvis songs and shirt half off showing off his chest.

I don't know if it was actor choice or direction but every shot that showed Elvis seated his legs were splayed wide eagle. I know he left ladies aflutter, but this was really noticeable.

Cute enough..but with questionable moments that wouldn't fly in this day and age.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10

A dream worth following

Elvis Presley was a hugely influential performer with one of the most distinctive singing voices of anybody. He embarked on a film career consisting of 33 films from 1956 to 1969, films that did well at the box-office but mostly panned critically (especially his later films) and while he was a highly charismatic performer he was never considered a great actor.

While not one of the top three Elvis films, those being 'King Creole', 'Flaming Star' and 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Follow That Dream' is one of his better overall films. It's proof that his early films were actually pretty good, but unfortunately it was one of his last good ones when the formula started here wore increasingly thin and further suffered from looking less appealing and even the quality of the soundtracks and Elvis' acting wavering significantly.

'Follow That Dream' is not perfect. The dialogue is idiotic at times, then again the script was not a strength in a vast majority of Elvis' films, even in some of his better ones. The songs are terrific (especially the hauntingly beautiful title song), but there were too few of them in the film and Gordon Douglas judging from the indifferent at best way they were staged didn't seem to know what to do with them. Despite Elvis singing it beautifully, the title song is cheapened somewhat by the sloppy lip-synching, which showed the one time in the film Elvis was not comfortable or enthusiastic.

However, 'Follow That Dream' benefits from colourful locations and beautiful photography. While one wishes there were more, the songs are terrific, while there are several very funny and movingly romantic moments. The story is formulaic, but still very easy to like and energetic.

Douglas generally does an assured job directing, faltering only in the musical numbers, while the cast are a high point. Elvis' gently good-natured and laid-back performance is one of his better ones, and he is very well supported by a coolly graceful Arthur O'Connell, charming Joanna Moore and adorable Ann Helm. The chemistry is similarly great.

In summary, good Elvis film and one of the last ones properly worth watching. 7/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by Harry Lags 8 / 10

You'll be pleasantly surprised.

A non-typical "Elvis Movie" with charming story line, terrific acting by The King, great supporting cast with Arthur O'Connell, Joanna Moore (Tatum O'Neil's mom), Simon Oakland and Roland Winters (who Elvis movie fans will remember as Elvis' father in "Blue Hawaii"). This movie could have been the pilot for the Beverly Hillbillies with Elvis as a Jethro Bodean meets Peter Sellers "Chauncy The Gardener" from Being There character. Elvis fans will love his performance, particularly as the family's lawyer in the courtroom scene near the end of the film. Very touching performance.

A very underrated Elvis film. Elvis is a natural in this story of homesteading in Florida - some of the lines are real beauties. Great locations too! This is not your regular Elvis film - he get's good support from the rest of the cast. Go on - give it a go - you'll be pleasantly surprised.

If you didn't like Elvis before, when this movie is over you can't help but love him afterward.

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