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The Dream Team
Four guys on a field trip to reality.
This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.
The Dream Team is an average feel-good comedy with plenty of predictable elements but that did not hinder my enjoyment, especially of the performances throughout.
A therapy group led by a free-spirited doctor decides to take his group out of the mental institution in New Jersey and into New York City for a Yankees game and most importantly, to further their treatment as each of the patients have a reality they are avoiding deeply seated in the city. Unfortunately each character has to confront their mental and social kinks head on without the doctor after a series of confusing, hilarious mishaps that ends up with them framed for murder.
While I assume that Michael Keaton was the main draw for…
A standard Comedy given a quality boost by the excellent Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd, The Dream Team is a fun movie which the four leads ( with Peter Boyle & Stephen Furst) clearly had fun making.
If you can ignore the fact that the entire premise is ableist, this is actually a fun little flick. It's got heart, it's got some great comedic performers, and it's got 80s hair. Mostly, though it has one perfect joke, and I'm gonna ruin it for you by writing it out here instead of letting you watch it, because your spoiler culture bores me:
Peter Boyle's character believes he's the son of God. He spouts a lot of Jesus, mostly, and if you cut out the allusions to messianity, he'd just come across as born again (a point the film makes). Messiah complexes are a pretty easy delusion to mine, really, and mostly, the film fails to really dig into…
Not a very GOOD movie per se, but it's hard to come up with a more compulsively watchable cast than Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle and Michael Keaton. Especially when Michael Keaton has a mullet.
Also, there's an oddly poignant part where Keaton's character is trying to get the NYPD involved in the disappearance of the doctor who was chaperoning his group, and the police essentially tell them to come back in 24 hours when the doctor's officially missing to which Keaton snaps 'what kind of police would set 4 confirmed mental patients loose on the streets?'--maybe it's just me, but it's the sort of throwaway joke, and Keaton's contemptuous delivery, that highlights how sad the status quo for people dealing…
Another one I used to watch a lot when I was younger that I wanted to re-visit. Fun movie with a fun cast. Keaton is his usual great self and Christopher Lloyd is very good as one of the other mental patients.
Film #26 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4 Challenge"
Item #9: Film that takes place in a mental institution
This was a fun and silly 80s comedy. Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd in particular are wonderful as mental patients. It starts to drag a bit in the second half, but the first hour is pretty damn great. It's a shame that James Remar as the crooked cop was an entirely one-note character. Recommended for fans of 80s comedies.
For some very bizarre reason I can't help how much admiration I have for this film; some would probably class this as a 'guilty pleasure', but I feel the exact opposite of that, and always try to recommend this to as many people as possible.
I was drawn to this film as i'm a big Michael Keaton fan especially his comedic work, so i bought it cheaply and after a while got round to watching it - to sum up the plot it is basically four diagonsed mental patients with different mind conditions, are taken out of their hospital by their caretaker to go watch a baseball game, but on the way they lose their caretaker who is injured by…
I am a big fan of Peter Boyle and Michael Keaton and this is a classic Keaton comedy! The whole premise of four lunatics lost in the Big Apple trying to avoid capture is a unique comedic plot. One of them witnesses their doctor get attacked by 2 crooked cops. The doctor himself witnessed them killing a man. The doctor is unconscious and taken to a hospital. The 4 patients then travel through the city trying to locate the doc while trying not to get in trouble or apprehended. Hilarity ensues and the adventure begins. A good, fun movie with laughs through out. A good main cast with a great supporting cast. This is one of those comedies that is overlooked and flies under the radar.
The Dream Team huh? I beg to differ.
A fairly good movie that's held afloat by the performances of the lead cast. The Dream Team is a comedy that sort of forgets it's a comedy and really just entertains without capitalizing on its premise. It becomes more of an extremely lighthearted on-the-lamb thriller that's more interested in progressing the story towards a happy ending. The situation at hand is outlandish and ripe for comedic farming, but there's wasted potential here.
The movie achieves quite a bit in terms of its characters. You see each coping with the outside world, plus you get a taste of their past lives. Juxtaposing these elements generates humor and heart and aids in overall character development, giving the movie its fulfilling and happy…
High concept comedy that I inexplicably liked as a child. I think at that age I must have just had an all-encompassing love for Michael Keaton's ticks or something. Mostly devoid of laughs, CRAZY PEOPLE at least has those genuinely funny, honest ads sprinkled throughout "Buy Volvos. They're boxy but they're good."
This is a film and things happen. I like the idea of Michael Keaton consulting on the construction of the Twin Towers though.
If you looked up "average" in one of those dictionaries with sample sentences, you should be able to find one that reads: “The Dream Team is an average comedy movie.” It’s not a mediocre film, let alone a bad one because the well cast actors do a good job, and it’s competently made. It just doesn’t sparkle at all to be great, nor produce many discernible moments of laughter (I only laughed once at a gag in the hospital involving a lone about rising to walk) but it’s never any less than watchable. A weak three but not quiete 2.5.
Keaton, Lloyd and Boyle elevate this above the unbearable but they can't completely salvage it from it's mediocre concept and script.
It doesn’t have many big laughs, but it kept me chuckling constantly and the chemistry between the four leads makes it a good movie to rewatch every few years.
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