Director: Paul Schneider
Writer: Jennifer Nichole Lee (Screenplay)
Starring: Kristy Swanson, Dean Cain, Eugene Brave Rock, Kayden Bryce, Copeland Diver
Plot: When a fateful injury sparks an ordinary girl to have foretelling dreams, she is forced into a race against time to save her family and prove her sanity….or is it JUST ANOTHER DREAM?
Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Just Another Dream starts as we meet Anna (Bryce) a teenage girl that starts having dreams of traumatic events, only when one becomes a reality, she must try to convince her family and friends what she saw was real.
Anna reluctantly accepts to go to a hospital where Doctor Jenkins (Cain) can run tests on her, until Anna has a new dream, one that will involve her own family.
Thoughts on Just Another Dream
Characters & Performances – Anna is a teenage girl that starts to have dreams that start coming true, dreams which nobody else will believe her about, she accepts going into a hospital to be studied, until she needs to race against time to save her own family from one of her dreams. Kayden Bryce does a solid job in the leading role, showing how desperate her character is to make things right. Josh is the best friend that is the closest to anyone believing what Anna believes is real, he has a broken past, filled with regret for something that happened in his past. We do meet Anna’s mother more than her father, she doesn’t believe her dreams are real and is becoming tired of hearing about the stories. The performances in the supporting roles are solid enough, with nobody standing out in their roles in the film.
Story – The story here follows a teenage girl that starts to have dreams of crimes happening and looks to get help, only for her latest dream to involve her family, leading her to race to save them before it is too late. This is an interesting idea for a film, with the ideas of someone seeing the future and wanting to act on changing it, it shows how difficult it can be to get people to believe you and when it gets personal, it will lead to more desperation. That is the more interesting side of the film, where the story can fall shorter is with the set up for the big moment, which seems to have random scenes, which will show each event happening from the different perspectives. Add in the final act, which goes in a direction you wouldn’t expect, leaving you feeling empty by the end of the story.
Themes – Just Another Dream is an action fantasy that will look to show how hopeless someone who has dreams about crime will feel about trying to save people, until their family is in danger, showing them needing to race against time, showing the action side of the film. There are some weak special effects going on through the film, which do take you out of the moments they are being used in the film.