Writer: Teena Booth, Suzette Couture (Screenplay)
Starring: Katharine McPhee, Mike Vogel, JoBeth Williams, Joe Massingill, Rachel Skarsten, Antonio Cupo, Jessalyn Wanlim
Plot: Natalie and Nick are frustrated with their luck in romance. After tossing coins into a fountain, the two then begin dreaming about each other. But, according to fountain mythology, they only have a week to turn those dreams into reality.
Runtime: 1 Hour 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Charming Romance
Story: In My Dreams starts as we meet struggling restaurant owner Natalie (McPhee) and ambitious architect Nick Smith (Vogel), both have people interfering in their love lives, Natalie has Sharla (Wanlim) and Nick with his mother Charlotte (Williams). After the pair both make a wish in the local fountain they both start dreaming of each other.
Each night the two meet in their dreams learning more about each other as they soon start to fall in love with each other and must learn how they can meet in real life.
Thoughts on In My Dreams
Characters – Natalie is a struggling restaurant owner that has taken over the family business after her mother’s death, with business down she is encouraged to make a wish in the local fountain. With no luck in love she suddenly starts seeing a mysterious man in her dreams who helps re-create her restaurant. Nick is an architect in a role he doesn’t enjoy his work, goes through women after just one date never calling them because they don’t give him what he needs. He makes the wish too and after meeting Natalie in his dream who helps him see his own potential in life. In the supporting characters we have the interfering mother, work best friends and the cliched mean boss.
Performances – Katharine McPhee as our leading lady is great, we get to see the mix of business realism and dream like beliefs she is going through, like Katharine, Mike Vogel shows his full range through the film and the two work well to make us care about their characters. the supporting cast a good for an extra laugh at times and never take the spotlight off the main two characters.
Story – The story here follows two people down on life, both career and love who make a wish and start falling for each other in their dreams. This does give us a look how life can always be turned around no matter how down you might get, it tells us love can give you motivation for change. This may feel like something we have seen before, it does feel overly relying on a fantasy most people will never get close to experiencing and for a romantic movie fan we could see the fans of the genre enjoying this one.
Romance – The romantic side of the film show us how important waiting for the right person that will make you feel like out are the most important person in the world. it could be considered overly cheesy but sometimes that works.
Settings – The film keeps us in one city showing us how easily you could miss someone who is perfect for you in life without even noticing.
Final Thoughts –This is a movie that anyone that enjoys a romantic movie will enjoy, it might have cliched moments, but it is just nice sweet romantic film.
Overall: Enjoyable and charming from start to finish.