Blue Dream 2013 NR CC

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James Duval is Robert Harmon, a man drinking, drugging, and screwing his way through the last days of print journalism in Los Angeles.

James Duval, Dominique Swain
1 hour 30 minutes

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Blue Dream

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Genres Drama
Director Gregory Hatanaka
Starring James Duval, Dominique Swain
Supporting actors Kayden Kross, Pollyanna McIntosh, Noah Hathaway, Walter Koenig, Richard Riehle, Sal Landi, Olivia Barash, Nicole D'Angelo, Stanley B. Herman, Elana Krausz, Brian McGuire, Barry O'Rourke, Paula LaBaredas, Silvia Suvadová, Christo Dimassis, Douglas Dunning, Wonna De Jong, Alicia Arden
Studio Cinema Epoch
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cs211 on November 18, 2013
Format: DVD
“Blue Dream” is an enjoyable, eye-opening journey if one never forgets the second word of the title. It is, first and foremost, director/writer Gregory Hatanaka’s vision of what has happened over the past 20 years to the media business, and perhaps more broadly to the American workplace, the economy, and our society as a whole. The decline appears to all to be inevitable, so the characters for the most part choose to take advantage of the loosening of societal strictures to enjoy the descent as much as possible.

Don’t expect a linear storyline, or a sequence of events which follow logically from their predecessors. “Blue Dream” is indeed a dream, and like most dreams, the plot jumps around, sometimes abruptly. Some scenes appear inserted purely to convey a mood or arouse feelings. The plot is not entirely the point, although it is generally possible to determine what is happening. Certain characters speak entirely in parables; others at times do or say crazy things; some characters may be entirely figments of the imagination of the main character. Anyone who watches “Blue Dream” expecting it to be as close to real life as an episode of “The Office” is going to be severely disappointed. Again, don’t forget the second word of the title.

Ultimately it is an exercise for the viewer to decide how broadly to apply Hatanaka’s vision. Could “Blue Dream” only happen to people who work in an industry in inevitable decline (the print newspaper business) in a city like Los Angeles, with its Hollywood morals and vices? Or is Hatanaka speaking to a broader segment of the American economy and society? Watch Blue Dream and see what conclusions you reach...
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