The Dust Factory

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"The journey of a lifetime..."
  • PG
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 5.8  (1,710)
  • 48

The Dust Factory is a 2004 fantasy film that follows the journey of a young teenager named Ryan Flynn (Ryan Kelley) who's struggling to come to terms with the death of his father. One day, while riding his bike, Ryan falls off a bridge and finds himself in a mysterious world called the Dust Factory where he comes across his friend, Melanie (Hayden Panettiere), who died in an accident some time ago.

Melanie takes Ryan on a journey through this strange world where they encounter a wise old man named Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) who acts as their guide. He explains to Ryan that the Dust Factory is a place where souls come to find their purpose before they move on to the afterlife. However, Ryan is not ready to leave this new world just yet, as he feels there are things that he needs to learn and discover.

Throughout the movie, Ryan and Melanie explore the Dust Factory and discover that it is filled with many wondrous and magical things. They learn how to fly and also discover their unique talents and abilities, including the ability to talk to animals. Ryan finds himself drawn to a circus that has been abandoned for years and decides to fix it up so that it can fly again. The circus represents a metaphor for Ryan's journey, as he’s trying to put the pieces of his life back together and move on after the tragic loss of his father.

As Ryan spends more time in the Dust Factory, he realizes that he is not the only one there who is struggling to come to terms with their life and the choices they've made. He meets a young boy who is angry with the world and a girl who has lost her voice. Ryan discovers that the Dust Factory serves as a place of healing, and that every soul there must find their own way to move forward.

The actors in the movie deliver outstanding performances that help to bring the characters to life. Ryan Kelley plays the troubled teen, Ryan Flynn, who finds solace in the Dust Factory. Kelley does an excellent job of portraying the character's inner turmoil and his desire to find a purpose. Hayden Panettiere delivers a beautiful performance as Melanie, who lost her life in an accident and still clings to her memories. Finally, Armin Mueller-Stahl, who plays Grandpa Randolph, provides a wise and comforting presence that helps guide the teenagers through their journey in the Dust Factory.

The cinematography in The Dust Factory is stunning, with beautiful shots of the magical and enchanting world that Ryan finds himself in. The forest is particularly beautiful, with lush greenery, waterfalls, and streams, which provide the perfect backdrop for the fantasy scenes.

The Dust Factory is an excellent movie that blends fantasy and drama in a unique and captivating way. It explores the idea of finding one's purpose and discovering that life is a journey full of ups and downs. The film is perfect for audiences of all ages and provides a positive outlook on life and death that will leave the viewer feeling satisfied and inspired. Overall, this movie is an excellent choice for anyone who loves fantasy, adventure, and drama.

The Dust Factory is a 2004 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 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 48.

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    1 hr 39 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.8  (1,710)
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