Mean Dreams

2016

Action / Thriller

30
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 2765

Synopsis


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Cast

Bill Paxton as Wayne Caraway
Josh Wiggins as Jonas Ford
Sophie NĂ©lisse as Casey Caraway
Colm Feore as The Chief
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777.47 MB
1280*534
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
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1920*800
English
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23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
P/S 1 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by david-546 8 / 10

Nifty Neo-Noir set in Canada

Mean Dreams is a nifty neo-noir set in Canada. Northern Ontario near Sault Ste. Marie to be more precise. The film centers around Casey and Jonas, two lovers on the lam from Casey's abusive cop father played brilliantly by the late Bill Paxton in his last role before his untimely death. The film invoked memories for me of Nicholas Ray's "They Live by Night" 1948 and Robert Altman's remake of the film called "Thieves Like Us" 1974. But the film may be closest to Terrance Malick's "Badlands" 1973 where Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen were the two lovers on the lam after murdering Sissy's abusive father played by Warren Oates. But comparisons can continue as it allowed me to recall the quirky "Moonrise Kingdom" directed by Wes Anderson.

Lovers on the lam is old theme most famously portrayed by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the ill fated lovers "Bonnie and Clyde" 1967. Both Casey and Jonas, played by Sophie Nelisse and Josh Wiggins, both of whom we are liable to see more of, are good in this film. Starting out as young and naive they quickly have to grow up as Jonas gets caught up in a drug deal gone wrong that was set up by Casey's father. Indeed how do you go to the police when it is the police that are bad guys. Colm Feore plays the other bad cop. You just know that none of this going to end well even if the lovers are somehow seen as getting away in the end.

The film is well-acted. It develops slowly and builds. We get to like Casey and Jonas and do really hope they escape the abusive father (Paxton). It's an indie neo-noir film worthy of being amongst the many neo-noirs that come out over the years. One of the biggest stars in the film is the landscape of Northern Ontario from the lakes, the fields and yes the small towns that prevail up there. Seeing the gorgeous landscape made me want to take a trip back.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

An indie film with heart and soul that wasn't made to please everyone..

Follows Casey and Jonas, two teenagers desperate to escape their broken and abusive homes and examines the desperation of life on the run and the beauty of first love. I can totally see why some viewers did not enjoy 'Mean Dreams' i mean the film got a Fresh Rating of 81% on Rotten Tomatoes when the audience score is actually much lower than that with a 53% for now at least. And in a way it makes sense viewers won't understand the purpose of this tale it's not a revenge thriller or an action movie and it's sure ain't a comedy, this side of the late and great Bill Paxton is way more darker and way more ruthless than his performances in movies such as Terminator, Aliens, Predator 2 and True Lies. It's realistic, it's natural and it's pretty damn good. The kids also do a great job and i can't stop thinking of this movie as a Romeo + Juliet kind of a film but way more depressing and way more serious. Director Nathan Morlando also directs his shots with an extra careful way like shots of woods and cars or a small town but also some beautiful shots of night and day shootings. Overall this is a film that won't please everyone it's dark, depressing and slow but it has levity, great performances and a young love that tries to stay alive threw every tough problem that comes on it's way. (A+)

Reviewed by huggibear 7 / 10

I liked this movie, way better than I expected it to be! 7 Stars from me!

A cops/sheriffs gone bad film! A law enforcement officer is raising a daughter under strict ownership conditions because the mother died years ago when she (the daughter) was very young. What happened to her mother? You'll have to watch this movie to see. It's loaded with 'on the edge of your seat' and 'nail-biting' suspense and anticipations. You really never know what's going to happen next, a mystery in a way. Just like another viewer says, it's unpredictable. I'm going to recommend this movie to my young, 12 year old cousin and her family because she likes thriller and horror movies. I think because she's coming into her teenage years, she might enjoy this movie as well. We watched a horror movie called 'The Shallows) together the other night and she enjoyed it, went back to tell her family about it and they watched it together the next night. Sometimes I often wonder about age-appropriate movies, but she wanted to watch horror and we allowed it. The Shallows wasn't that horrific though and neither is this film. Just give it a go! I think you'll enjoy it! This is what I would consider a low-budget, B-rated flick, but it's done well.

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