In Your Dreams (DVD Review)15 Mar, 2009 By: Erika Carmona
Prebook 3/17/09; Street 4/14/09
Stars Dexter Fletcher, Parminder Nagra, Linda Hamilton, Susan George, Elize du Toit.
They say “be careful what you wish for,” but in Albert Ross’s case he’d say, “be careful what you dream about,” because it might just come true.
In Your Dreams is the story of Albert (Dexter Fletcher), a once-ambitious young boy who grows into a bitter dentist with a dull life. However, after he’s knocked unconscious by some piled boxes, his life takes a turn and his dreams start becoming reality.
The British film is a romantic comedy somewhat reminiscent of Bruce Almighty. Both principal characters have powers but don’t necessarily know what to do with them or how to control them.
Although his dreams fulfill some of his wildest fantasies, such as a hot night with blonde Olivia (Elize du Toit), who reminds him of his childhood love, others are quite the contrary, like the reoccurring dream of someone dying — his stepmother from hell (Susan George) and nasty brother (Robert Portal).
To help solve the mystery and prevent fatal endings, Albert seeks advice and help from his lesbian friend, Georgie (Linda Hamilton). Together the duo create some amusing scenes and make you feel like you’re playing Clue.
Overall, In Your Dreams kept me entertained with its funny one-liners and happily-ever-after ending.