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4.0 out of 5 stars BIG DREAMS
Ray (Dylan Walsh) is a parking lot attendant. He lives in the nearly deserted town of Trona, owned by a meth dealer named Dirk( Will Rothhaar) who bullies and extorts money. The rest of Ray's dysfunctional family includes his wife Charlene (Penny Balfour) who is afraid to leave the house, and his unlikeable son Eddie (Jonah Hill) a confused teen who winds up living with a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just Add Water
Overall, this film wasn't too bad. The plot was alright, the acting was alright, the editing was alright. The best part about the film was definately the cameo role for Justin Long.
Published on 31 Jan 2011 by InYOurHonour


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4.0 out of 5 stars BIG DREAMS, 11 July 2013
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Ray (Dylan Walsh) is a parking lot attendant. He lives in the nearly deserted town of Trona, owned by a meth dealer named Dirk( Will Rothhaar) who bullies and extorts money. The rest of Ray's dysfunctional family includes his wife Charlene (Penny Balfour) who is afraid to leave the house, and his unlikeable son Eddie (Jonah Hill) a confused teen who winds up living with a black prostitute (Anika Noni Rose).

Ray likes the market girl Nora (Tracy Middendorf). She fears she is going to lose her store because of the opening of the Chevron station owned by Danny DeVito. One day, Ray and Danny team up and draw a line in the sand. There is a lot of odd ball type of action, although much of seemed to be odd just for the sake of being odd and not overly funny. There are some humorous scenes, although mostly it is either dark humor or that oddball kind of humor that characterizes indies. It is a good movie for those who like quirky humor. It is not overwhelmingly funny or deep, just cheap entertainment.

Parental Guide: rare F-Bomb, one brief sex scene, no nudity, sex talk, drug use.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just Add Water, 31 Jan 2011
This review is from: Just Add Water [DVD] (DVD)
Overall, this film wasn't too bad. The plot was alright, the acting was alright, the editing was alright. The best part about the film was definately the cameo role for Justin Long.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not terrible, just not that good..., 12 July 2009
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This is an indie plot seen through a Hollywood prism, with little relationship to real life and laden with three teaspoons of sugar.

The lead (Dylan Walsh) is a po-faced nondescript character around whom all sorts of "wacky" characters and plotlines assemble. Seemingly all of these, whether it is the agoraphobic wife, the wig-topped brother, the gorgeous checkout girl who has patiently waited 18 years just for him (yeah, right), or the extravert new garage manager with the poledancing wife (to name just a few) are caricatures that admittedly add colour but no substance. The action is set in a hot, dusty town called Trona, sited somewhere between LA and Death Valley, i.e. not coincidentally - to my way of thinking - a stone's throw away from Hollywood. I'm afraid none of it is believable, and although there are a few laughs, it is difficult to care about anyone, and the cloyingly saccharine ending just makes you squirm.

If you are from the West Coast of the US and love Danny De Vito (he gives a reprise of his Wars of the Roses voiceover as well as being the "lovable little fellah" who sets up the new gas station in the town) you might love its "quirkiness", but for any impartial filmlover it fails in too many areas. It really only does merit the two stars I give it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value!, 1 Oct 2014
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As described, good value!
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