Dreamland (2006 film)

Dreamland is an American drama film that was released on December 19, 2006. The primary plot focuses concern overcoming fear, struggling friend to friend relationships, and overall coming of age in small-town America.[1]

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Directed byJason Matzner
Produced byPeter Heller
Doug Mankoff
Andrew Spaulding
Written byTom Willett
StarringAgnes Bruckner
Kelli Garner
Justin Long
John Corbett
Gina Gershon
Chris Mulkey
Luce Rains
Brian Klugman
Music byAnthony Marinelli
CinematographyJonathan Sela
Edited byZene Baker
Distributed byEcho Lake Productions
Release date
  • December 19, 2006 (2006-12-19)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States


Eighteen-year-old Audrey (Agnes Bruckner) lives with her agoraphobic father (John Corbett) in a remote community in the breathtakingly beautiful New Mexico desert. Though Audrey longs to go to college, she spends her days taking care of her father, who hasn’t left home since Audrey’s mother died, and her best friend Calista (Kelli Garner), who dreams of becoming Miss America but is struggling with multiple sclerosis.

The summer after Audrey graduates from high school, her world is changed forever when an attractive young man named Mookie (Justin Long) moves in next door with his mother Mary (Gina Gershon) and her fiancé, Herb (Chris Mulkey). Knowing how much Calista longs for romance, Audrey encourages Mookie to ask Calista on a date. He obliges, and he and Calista soon become a couple. Audrey, however, finds herself developing feelings for Mookie, and as these feelings grow it becomes harder and harder for her to be the dependable, selfless person that her father and best friend have always counted on her to be.

Ultimately, Audrey, who has taken care of everyone around her, finally learns to take care of herself, and those whose lives she touched must find the strength to let her go.


  1. ^ Mick LaSalle (1 December 2006). "No trash in this trailer park -- just girls trying to cope". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 7 November 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.

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