In Dreams (1999)


“As perfect as things can be in this valley of tears.” – Vivian Thompson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Dec 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A women has dreams that connect her mind to that of a murderer.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across and was actually interested in seeing what it was all about due to the talented castץ

This was a terrible movie that makes absolutely no sense what so ever because of the way that things are presented.

They do have a very talented cast with Annette Bening in the lead role, but unfortunately none of them are able to create characters that we can care about because they don’t develop any of them on anything more than a superficial way.

Bening is a great actress, but one couldn’t tell from the way that she plays her character in a very erratic way in this film.

The supporting cast is also quite talented with Aidan Quinn, Robert Downey Jr. and Paul Guilfoyle in key roles, but none of them are able to make things more interesting or engaging to watch.

Downey Jr. is quite creepy in his role here but they never develop him on a deeper level which might have enhanced the story even more.

The film blends in some supernatural aspects to the story which make things even more strange and disconnected.

This makes things far too convoluted and it’s so hard to care about what will happen due to this.

Bottom Line – Horrendous film that makes no sense what so ever. The cast is quite talented yet none are able to make this film more engaging or enjoyable to watch because of the strange way that this is presented.  Bening is a great actress, but one couldn’t tell that by watching this film because her character is far too erratic in this role. Downey Jr. is a bit creepy in his role and if his character would have been developed better, it might have enhanced things here. The supernatural aspects of the story derail things to a point where it is so hard to actually care about any of the characters or about what will happen to them along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The underwater sequences were actually shot in the 20th Century Fox facility in Baja, Mexico, in the the massive tank built for Titanic (1997). Production designer Nigel Phelps built a section of the town and then flooded it, allowing the filming of the town being flooded, and the sequences of divers searching it. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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