Polar opposite teenagers Paul and George meet and fall in love on a campsite in Wales during the summer of '88 in this quintessentially British drama from first-time director Lloyd Eyre-Morgan. The young lovers make a pact to return the following summer and run away together, but when only Paul shows up, he vows to find his young lover and sets off with his best friend in tow and his overbearing mother not far behind. If they think running away is going to be easy, they d better dream on.
Normally when I watch a film I will also be tweeting, facebooking, txting etc. at the same time. But not with this one. Dream On was amazing, I sat down and watch it all in one sitting without even checking my phone. For me, with my very short attention span, must mean it's some film.
When you read the reviews & look at the back of the DVD it sound just a nice little film, two lads fall in love on a campsite in Wales, plan to meet-up again a year later to follow there dream to run a bar in Australia, and one doesn't show....BUT It's much much more than that.
When Paul & George do fall in-love it happens in such a beautiful way, there is none of this "Oh a fancy another lad", it's just so god damn romantic. It's not two lads falling in love. It's two human beings coming together, as they belong together.
Really I should not admit this, but I could really connect with Paul, the shy lad from up north who is not really street wise. As that is me, and as for George, the lad from down south who, at the start of the film, has so much confidence. Just such an amazing film.
I have noticed Dream On has had a couple of 1 star reviews here on Amazon about it having a low-budget feel. While I can see why those people feel like that. For me the low budget makes it even more amazing & special. This type of film would not work with a multi million pound budget.
All in all just a totally awesome film that everyone should watch at some point in there life.
PS: It does have a sad ending and I did have a tear in my eye too.
A great British gem felt like it was filmed in the 80s yes it's low budget but this added to the feel of the film. Really rooted for the leads Paul and George , great script with some funny one liners ! Stick with it as gets going in the second act and you won't regret watching dream on ! Have checked out the filmmakers next film celluloid trailer looks like a step up staring Jody Latham who is a mint actor !
The UK has had a great tradition of iconic gay coming of age movies, Two of Us, Get Real and Beautiful Thing being three that readily spring to mind. Well now there's a new one to add to the list with the imminent release of Dream On. Like Beautiful Thing, Dream On started life in the theatre but in this production, unusually, both the leads made the move across from stage to celluloid. Set in the bleak 1980s, Paul (Bradley Cross) plays a shy Northern lad much put upon by his overbearing mother (Janet Bamford). On a camping holiday in North Wales, he meets George (Joe Gosling), a cocky London lad with all the swagger and confidence that Paul lacks. Without giving too much away, a slow-burning love story emerges which is beautifully played out by the two boys. In addition, some deftly comic touches are added by the character of Angharad (Emily Spowage), whose father owns the campsite. This is a debut feature by young Writer/Director Lloyd Eyre-Morgan who is already at work on a follow-up project. If Dream On is anything to go by, this is a man to watch.
`Dream On', is a brilliant new film by first time director Lloyd Eyre-Morgan. Paul a shy northerner finds himself on a family holiday in Wales where he meets George a young outgoing Londoner. They embark on a story of growing up, love and friendship. It's an inspiring new film, which has a real British feel. IT'S a must have for the film collection.
This gritty little film is a true gem, stunningly emotional and moving. It's a fun romp at first, but best keep a box of tissues handy for later in the film! Superbly performed by some excellent actors, it's a remarkable story, and I'm looking forward to the next project from the young writer/director. My only regret is that I missed the stage play when it was on.
Judging by other reviews this film has a bit of a marmite effect. Most people either love it or hate it. I opted for middle ground.
For a start I don’t mind low budget films. They have a certain charm that often lacks in Hollywood mega buck productions. I also liked the fact that the two men were so different making for an unlikely love story. Very refreshing.
All in all I loved the 1st half of the film but didn’t care about the 2nd half. Half an hour or so into the film I was geared up for something with a positive, happy outcome. However after the two lads went their own way at the end of the first holiday the story suddenly took a dark turn and became a tale about alcoholism and worse. Maybe I was misled after reading that this is the 21st century’s answer to Beautiful Thing. It so isn’t. The conclusions couldn’t be any more different.