California Dreaming (1979)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A nerd from Chicago tries desperately to fit in with the California surfing crowd, blind to the fact that their lives are even more boring and empty than his.



  • Dennis Christopher in California Dreaming (1979)
  • Tanya Roberts and John Calvin in California Dreaming (1979)
  • Johnny Fain and Stacey Nelkin in California Dreaming (1979)
  • California Dreaming (1979)
  • Dennis Christopher and Glynnis O'Connor in California Dreaming (1979)
  • Glynnis O'Connor in California Dreaming (1979)

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4 October 2004 | NewsMonster
Sneaks up on you
This movie starts out like some light hearted goof. I thought it was going to be like caddyshack or meatballs or something. Then about half way through, I'm getting into it. It feels like a bunch of people I know, and its almost like hanging out with them.

As the movie winds down toward the end of summer, you can feel it like a kid who just wants 20 more minutes before he has to go to bed. The drama starts to creep into the comedy and you never see it coming. Finally, you get blindsided and before you know it, you're moved almost to tears.

Someone said it felt more like 75 than 79. I agree. It actually felt older than that, except for the cars.

Great movie.

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