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      Sweet Dreams

      2016 2h 14m Drama List
      52% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 30% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A boy struggles to come to terms with his mother's death. Read More Read Less

      Critics Reviews

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      Tara Brady Irish Times As a high-end soap, Sweet Dreams works very nicely. The film flows down the gullet without much irritation. Rated: 3/5 Apr 26, 2017 Full Review Wendy Ide Observer (UK) Bellocchio's attempt to bring Massimo Gramellini's novel to the screen struggles to combine the childhood story of Gramellini and his adult life as a newspaper columnist. Rated: 2/5 Feb 26, 2017 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) This could have been so good. Rated: 3/5 Feb 23, 2017 Full Review Marcus Beard One Room With A View A heart-wrenching story of motherly love and the value of family, Sweet Dreams' most powerful moments lean heavily on sentimentality. You're left exhausted (in a good way) by the end. Rated: 3/5 Mar 6, 2019 Full Review Alexa Dalby Dog and Wolf Sweet Dreams is a sentimental, belated coming-of-age as an adult story, unavoidably deeply personal and with the intrinsically Italian sensibility of a mother's influence on her son. Rated: 3/5 Nov 19, 2018 Full Review Toni Vall Cinemanía (Spain) Anchored in an unmistakably Italian visual style... [director Marco] Bellocchio achieves a somewhat morose film, but coined with extreme personality. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Mar 28, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

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      Audience Member Intense, yet elegant and measured biography of a young boy's life challenge of surviving and eventually accepting his mother's premature death. Admirable Bellocchio's ability to move deep feelings without ever sliding into banality and easy emotionalism. Based on the autobiographical best-seller book by Italian journalist Massimo Gramellini. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member A gripping personal story and a poignant critic of crowd pleasing media. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Story of a kid who lost his mother and grew into a troubled man. Seemed to be highly acclaimed in Cannes Movie Festival. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

      Cast & Crew

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A boy struggles to come to terms with his mother's death.
      Marco Bellocchio
      Simone Gattoni
      Valia Santella, Edoardo Albinati, Marco Bellocchio
      Production Co
      RAI Cinema
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 17, 2019
      2h 14m