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      Dreamin' Wild

      PG Released Aug 4, 2023 1 hr. 50 min. Biography Drama Music TRAILER for Dreamin' Wild: Trailer 1 List
      90% 60 Reviews Tomatometer 65% Fewer than 50 Verified Ratings Audience Score Dreamin' Wild, the true story of love and redemption, is about what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson and his family when the album he and his brother recorded as teens was rediscovered after thirty years of obscurity and was suddenly hailed by music critics as a lost masterpiece. While the album's rediscovery brings hopes of second chances, it also brings long-buried emotions as Donnie, his wife Nancy, brother Joe, and father Don Sr. come to terms with the past and their newly found fame. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 13 Buy Now

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      The thoughtful and well-acted Dreamin' Wild honors the creative impulse and the faith it takes to will a dream into reality.

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      Jay I really enjoyed this film however it is a very slow moving movie with a lot of character reflection. I thought it lasted about 30 minutes too long. If you're not into a slow burn type film then you skip this one. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/19/23 Full Review Chatty Kathy Film color was not very well defined, seemed like something I could video! The concept sounded so good but was very disappointing the way it went back and forth and hardly had any singing! More of a families struggles then a comeback for the brother group that made the album! Some great family moments! Would not tell my friends that this was a must see movie! Sorry! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 08/12/23 Full Review Nicole Loved the never give up on a dream storyline. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/10/23 Full Review Candace M I very much liked the movie. Casey Affleck was wonderful. Great cast & based on a true story. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/11/23 Full Review Linda H Wonderful true story full of famiy and love and music. I am friends of people who were close friends of the Emerson family. This is an authentic story about a great musician who got recognized for the musical gifts he has. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review SK Enjoyed it but was a. It slow Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Stephanie Zacharek TIME Magazine It’s a lot to pack into a seemingly unassuming little movie, but Pohlad—who also directed 2014’s superb Love & Mercy—pulls it off. Sep 3, 2023 Full Review Brad Wheeler Globe and Mail [The] feelgood story of a long dormant musical dream finally realized was enough to earn major press attention, but is it enough for a feature-length film? Probably not, which is why writer-director Pohlad piled on the melodrama and leaned into clichés. Aug 23, 2023 Full Review Claudia Puig FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) It raises all kinds of familial guilt issues that are really interesting. Aug 17, 2023 Full Review Johnny Loftus Decider Quiet and understated, Dreamin’ Wild is a drama that forgoes the usual music biopic story arc for a story more sensitive to the afterimages that last in our minds, sometimes for decades after the music has stopped. Mar 21, 2024 Full Review Allison Rose FlickDirect If you want a feel-good film with some good music and terrific acting and directing then I would recommend you check out Dreamin' Wild - both the movie and the album. Rated: 4.5/5 Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Stephanie Bunbury Deadline Hollywood Daily Affleck brings a load of baggage with him to any role these days, which effectively adds weight to Donnie’s evident melancholy. In a film so singularly lacking in dramatic conflict, Affleck’s sad face has to do a lot of work. Sep 26, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Dreamin' Wild, the true story of love and redemption, is about what happened to singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson and his family when the album he and his brother recorded as teens was rediscovered after thirty years of obscurity and was suddenly hailed by music critics as a lost masterpiece. While the album's rediscovery brings hopes of second chances, it also brings long-buried emotions as Donnie, his wife Nancy, brother Joe, and father Don Sr. come to terms with the past and their newly found fame.
      Director
      Bill Pohlad
      Screenwriter
      Bill Pohlad
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      River Road Entertainment, Innisfree Pictures
      Rating
      PG (Language and Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Biography, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 4, 2023, Limited
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $294.4K
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