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Just Another Dream

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Predictable, clunky thriller has some scares, violence.

Movie NR 2021 91 minutes
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For those of us who are not ordinary dreamers, we get it, the possibilities are endless. If you have a dreamer... Believe him/her Great movie

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This is just another movie about a teen with paranormal abilities, and a bad one at that. Just Another Dream is a clunky movie with a clichéd storyline, overused character types, and the expected foray into what changes when one alters fate and destiny. It doesn't take long for the flashbacks and nightmare scenes to grow tiresome, and the plot twist at the end is as predictable as they come. The acting from the main characters isn't horrible, but the quality quickly tapers off when we get to the minor characters. It's a cheesy movie, one that tells a story that has appeared in so many other movies.

Perhaps the best that can be said about Just Another Dream is how it depicts kids and teens struggling with mental illness. While lead character Anna is quick to dismiss those she meets while staying in a mental health facility as "crazy," there's an attempt to show these kids as something more than the shallow and/or cruel depictions in the past of those with mental illness. There are some attempts at humor with the interactions between Anna and these kids, but, thankfully, the humor isn't rooted in mockery. This almost makes up for the poor quality of the movie overall, and the beyond-overused stereotype of the Native American character with "mystical powers" who sees in Anna's nightmare visions that the other adults don't.

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