Dream a Little Dream (1989)


“Why do we have to take something so far that it can’t be taken back? I’ll tell you why – because we’re young, and when you’re young, every little thing seems so big.” – Bobby

Number of Times Seen – At least 3 times (Cable in the 80’s and 90’s and 1 May 2019)

Brief Synopsis – An elderly couple get their minds transferred into the bodies of local teenagers and have only a few days to figure out a way back to their own bodies and lives.

My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing on cable as a kid and enjoying it a lot.

After having rewatched it, I now know that there was no way that I understood this film back then because it really makes little sense despite having an interesting premise.

They fail to keep the storyline interesting and things get much too convoluted as the story moves along.

Unfortunately, it feels as if the screenwriters themselves had no clue as to what they were trying to do here.

The cast of the film is superb but they are all wasted because they don’t have enough to really do.

The story comes across as being quite unbelievable even if one tries to look at things from a fantastical or metaphoric way.

The one great thing about this film is the superb 80’s music that it features.

I love the remix of the title song because they get the tone just right for the late 80’s.

Here’s the original version of the title song:

Here is Rock on!

Here is the remix of the title song:

 

Bottom Line – Interesting premise that doesn’t work at all. The story is too convoluted and it seems as if the screenwriters themselves aren’t truly sure as to what they were trying to do. The cats is great, but they all seem quite wasted because the story isn’t believable enough even in a fantastical or metaphoric way.  Has great 80’s music most notably the remix of the title song, but that’s really all this film has to offer.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Four days before filming, Corey Haim broke his leg and Dinger’s character had to be rewritten to include the injury. While his actual cast was removed during filming, he had to wear a fake one for the remainder of the production. In the movie Dinger says that his mother hit him with her car. In real life, Haim broke his leg while trying to teach his mom how to ride a motorbike. She couldn’t use the brakes well yet, and ran into the side of a building, breaking her nose and Corey’s leg. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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