My Friend Dahmer ★★★

‘My Friend Dahmer’ wants to tell the “origin story” of one of America’s most notorious serial killers — a snapshot of the young man who turned into a monster. It’s competently made and features some decent performances but the movie’s attempt at a powerful character study is ultimately dampened by a bland story. It simultaneously focuses on everything and nothing; something that only works in undermining the rest of the film’s efforts in constructing a visual experience of Jeffrey Dahmer’s warped mind.