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Dreamland

  • Romance
  • Drama
  • 2019
  • Miles Joris-Peyrafitte
  • 101 mins
  • 15

Summary

During the Great Depression, Eugene Evans dreams of escaping his small Texas town when he discovers a wounded, fugitive bank robber. Torn between claiming the bounty for her capture and his growing attraction to the seductive criminal, Eugene must make a decision that will affect the lives of everyone he's ever loved. Romantic drama, starring Finn Cole and Margot Robbie

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

The lean times of the Great Depression are evoked in this action-fuelled period drama starring Margot Robbie as a femme fatale who lures lovestruck teenager Finn Cole into a life of crime. Allison and Eugene are on the run from the law (including the latter's deputy sheriff stepfather) after a series of robberies, and the pursuit intensifies following the death of a bystander in the crossfire between cops and culprits. Director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's film contains familiar tropes from such outlaw classics as Bonnie and Clyde and Badlands, but Dreamland flips the notion on its head by having the female as the chief manipulator. The leads are perfectly cast, with Cole especially good as the lonely misfit who dreams of a happy-ever-after future for the couple in Mexico, and the heists are executed with a suitably dreamlike visual flair.

Credits

Cast

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Allison WellsMargot Robbie
Eugene EvansFinn Cole
George EvansTravis Fimmel
Perry MontroyGarrett Hedlund
Olivia EvansKerry Condon
NarratorLola Kirke
Phoebe EvansDarby Camp

Crew

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DirectorMiles Joris-Peyrafitte

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Pictures UK
Released on
2020-12-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, sex scenes
Formats
Colour
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