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I'm not a film critic, but I'll tell you what I think about the movies I watch. I enjoy understanding the history behind the movies we watch, as well as the collaborative effort necessary to produce movies.

The Dream Team


Dream Team 1

The Dream Team (1989)

Directed by Howard Zieff

Starring: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst, Lorraine Bracco

Dr. Weitzman (Dennis Boutsikaris) works at a mental institution with a small group of men working towards recovery. In an effort to help them through their recovery he decides to take a handful of them to a Yankees game. On their way into the city Dr. Weitzman is knocked out after witnessing a crime. Now Billy (Keaton), Henry (Lloyd), Jack (Boyle), and Albert (Furst) are lost in a city far stranger than the institution they came from. With people out to get them, these four lunatics are going to need some sane moments to protect themselves and the doctor.

Dream Team 2

The eighties were full of screwball comedies and this is one of them. Howard Zieff (Private Benjamin) directed this 1989 comedy that features a cast of recognizable actors. The film stars Michael Keaton (Jackie Brown), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein), Stephen Furst (Animal House), and Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos).

Dream Team 3

This is a fun movie, but nothing that’s going to find any top ten lists. The cast actually made a weak story into a decent film with great comedic moments from Keaton, Lloyd, and Boyle. These three really carry the entire movie with a nice chemistry and comedic timing. Like most of the eighties films, this one feels very over-the-top from the very beginning. The gags are obvious and the punch lines are predictable, but somehow it’s not a total failure. Perhaps it the knowledge that most comedies from the eighties fell into this same rut.

If you haven’t seen this one, take some time when you need a few cheap laughs. It’s got good moments from the stars that are worth seeing. I give this one 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 113 minutes

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