I decided to check out Dreamland on a whim. I didn’t know anything about it until I was scrolling through Apple TV+. It’s definitely not something I would have usually watched, but I’m always up for trying something new. Not to mention the fact that it would be good fodder for the blog. I just wish I had more positive things to say about this one because it lacked in every department.
Allison Wells (Margot Robbie) is wanted for a bank robbery that ended badly. In order to get away from the cops, she flees and finds solace in the Evans’ barn. Here, she meets son Eugene (Finn Cole) who has always dreamed of becoming a bounty hunter, and ultimately, leaving behind the town he calls home for good. Together they team up to help each other achieve their dreams.
One saving grace for an otherwise slow and boring movie was Margot Robbie. She shines in everything she does and she helmed this picture well. Additionally, Finn Cole was also impressive. Despite their chemistry, not even they could save the overall experience.
Another thing I liked was the old school Hollywood vibe that I felt while watching. The costumes, the scenery and atmosphere did help transport me to another time and place. That is something that I always want from a movie and it was delivered here.
Everything else unfortunately didn’t work for me. The pace moved like a snail and I felt like it took forever for something to actually happen. At least Dreamland wasn’t a very long film because I don’t think I could have handled much more of it.