Dream a Little Dream

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"With dreams like these who needs reality?"
  • PG-13
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 5.8  (6,723)
  • 32

Dream A Little Dream is a comedy film that tells the story of teenager Bobby Keller (played by Corey Feldman) who accidentally has his mind switched with his elderly neighbor Coleman Ettinger (played by Jason Robards). Bobby is a typical high school slacker, more interested in winning the heart of the girl of his dreams Lainie Diamond (played by Meredith Salenger), than doing well in school. Bobby's slacker behavior puts him directly at odds with his older neighbor Coleman. Coleman views Bobby as a nuisance and troublemaker who constantly disturbs Coleman's life with his inconsiderate behavior. The relationship between Bobby and Coleman radically changes one night though when Coleman and his wife Gena Ettinger (played by Piper Laurie) are performing a magical ritual in their backyard. The ritual, an attempt to keep the couple eternally young, goes awry with some help from Bobby. One of the unfortunate effects of Bobby's interference in the Ettinger's ritual is that Coleman's mind ends up in Bobby's body. Bobby is not especially worried about this turn of events, but Coleman is concerned. Coleman has good reason to worry it turns out because Bobby's interference not only caused he and Bobby to switch bodies, but also for Gena's soul to be lost in limbo. Bobby agrees to help Coleman reverse the ritual, but only if Coleman will help him win the heart of Lainie. Coleman, with the assistance of Bobby's crazy friend Dinger (played by Corey Haim), manages to convince Lainie to give Bobby a chance and break up with her current abusive boyfriend. Bobby then helps Coleman get everyone switched back in to their correct bodies. The film ends with Bobby and Lainie being boyfriend and girlfriend and Coleman and Gena being happily reunited. Coleman comes to realize by the end of the film that teenagers really aren't so bad and even smiles at the kids as he sees them walking by.

Dream a Little Dream
Dream A Little Dream
Dream A Little Dream

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Dream A Little Dream is a comedy film that tells the story of teenager Bobby Keller (played by Corey Feldman) who accidentally has his mind switched with his elderly neighbor Coleman Ettinger (played by Jason Robards). Bobby is a typical high school slacker, more interested in winning the heart of the girl of his dreams Lainie Diamond (played by Meredith Salenger), than doing well in school. Bobby's slacker behavior puts him directly at odds with his older neighbor Coleman. Coleman views Bobby as a nuisance and troublemaker who constantly disturbs Coleman's life with his inconsiderate behavior. The relationship between Bobby and Coleman radically changes one night though when Coleman and his wife Gena Ettinger (played by Piper Laurie) are performing a magical ritual in their backyard. The ritual, an attempt to keep the couple eternally young, goes awry with some help from Bobby.

One of the unfortunate effects of Bobby's interference in the Ettinger's ritual is that Coleman's mind ends up in Bobby's body. Bobby is not especially worried about this turn of events, but Coleman is concerned. Coleman has good reason to worry it turns out because Bobby's interference not only caused he and Bobby to switch bodies, but also for Gena's soul to be lost in limbo. Bobby agrees to help Coleman reverse the ritual, but only if Coleman will help him win the heart of Lainie. Coleman, with the assistance of Bobby's crazy friend Dinger (played by Corey Haim), manages to convince Lainie to give Bobby a chance and break up with her current abusive boyfriend. Bobby then helps Coleman get everyone switched back in to their correct bodies.

The film ends with Bobby and Lainie being boyfriend and girlfriend and Coleman and Gena being happily reunited. Coleman comes to realize by the end of the film that teenagers really aren't so bad and even smiles at the kids as he sees them walking by.

Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 32.

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  • Release Date
    1989
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Runtime
    1 hr 54 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (6,723)
  • Metascore
    32