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In My Dreams

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Sweet, if unsurprising, romance is OK for older tweens.

Movie NR 2018 94 minutes
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IN MY DREAMS puts an unusual twist on the traditional boy-meets-girl romance, and jumping in and out of the characters' dreams proves a little jarring to the story's flow. Just when you get into the rhythm of characters' days spent pining over their mystery someone and nights spent sharing hopes and dreams, Nick and Natalie bow out of each other's dreams to pursue other romantic interests in the real world, creating further aesthetic breaks to the plot. But eventually it gets back on track, and after several near-misses at finally finding each other, there's a happily-ever-after ending that's as sweet as it is unsurprising.

As romances go, In My Dreams is squeaky clean, with limited physical contact (a few kisses is as far as it goes) and no language or other mature content to speak of. Teens might find the premise a little hokey, but if they do choose to watch, rest assured that they'll be seeing a positive example of a relationship that moves from the "like" stage to "love" quickly, but with a lot of respect and no sexual pressures. Ultimately it's always fun to cheer for star-crossed relationships, and even more so when the two parties are as appealing as Nick and Natalie prove to be.

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