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      Raising Jeffrey Dahmer

      R 2006 1h 25m Drama List
      Reviews 18% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A man (Scott Cordes) questions his role as a father after his son (Rusty Sneary) becomes a cannibalistic serial killer. Read More Read Less

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      Jeff M It is so refreshing to see one of these serial killer movies focus on the beleaguered family rather than the assailiant himself or herself that one can't help but wish this had been a better made film. And while it isn't a success, it held my attention throughout and I even found myself choking up a bit at the end before Dahmer's final court hearing. Sadly, as I mentioned before, it's just not very well made. And the acting is rough. Really rough. The cast seems to have wandered over from one of those awful faith-based movies (and that's a knock on the quality of the movies not on the fact that they're faith-based - I am anxiously waiting to see a good one someday). Cordes as Lionel looks distractingly like Patton Oswalt but has a couple nice moments, and Barnett as his wife Shari has a nice scene toward the end which is probably the movie's best. Everyone else is pretty much Zoloft commercial material. And although the movie is called RAISING JEFFREY DAHMER, the bulk of it takes place shortly before and after his arrest. I would have liked to see more about his childhood and what may have led to his life of crime. We're sadly left with just a number of flashback scenes that aren't the film's best. It's a murky film to look at, often badly lit, and production values are really sub-par. If you're interested in the material, I still recommend 2017's MY FRIEND DAHMER with a wonderful performance by Ross Lynch as Jeffrey. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/24 Full Review Audience Member Horrid...awful acting, people off the street could have done a better job! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I keep falling asleep... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member his father basically had a pity party when he wrote the screen play.... Jesus his father's point of view had nothing interesting going on with it..... its all just him in shell for an hour and a half, not worth the watch. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent look into Dahmers childhood. Horrible affects and the music just didn't usually fit the scene. Oh well. It was alright. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This was one of the worst movies I have seen,the actors the music.The very beginning was too drawn but,I kept waiting to watch the story of his life,but it never really happened.So for this being a dissapointed film I gave it a F. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A man (Scott Cordes) questions his role as a father after his son (Rusty Sneary) becomes a cannibalistic serial killer.
      Director
      Rich Ambler
      Producer
      Wood Dickinson
      Screenwriter
      Wood Dickinson, Christopher Ryan
      Production Co
      Renegade Pictures (I)
      Rating
      R (Brief Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 24, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital