Director: Lawrence Kasdan Run Time: 134 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 2003
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis, Timothy Olyphant, Tom Sizemore
One of the most confounding cinematic experiences ever, Dreamcatcher is most baffling as it was born of the minds Stephen King and Lawrence Kasdan, two men who had before successfully captured the imagination of hoards. A book dreamt up when King was supposedly high on pain killers following a car accident, Dreamcatcher had a major budget and lofty aspirations – King himself saying it “would do for the toilet what Psycho did for the shower.” A disaster at the box office and celebrated by no critic, it nevertheless remains a marvel of human creation, complete with scatalogical flourishes, questionable accents and crude CGI. Not even the gravitas of Morgan Freeman could elevate the material, but you know what? We applaud such bold swings-and-misses.