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Radio Dreams is a movie starring Lars Ulrich, Larry Laverty, and Kyle Kernan. A brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer struggles to pursue his ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan's first...

Other Titles
Man in Charge, A Metallica Perzsiában, Radiowe marzenia
Running Time
1 hours 33 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Director
Babak Jalali
Writer
Babak Jalali, Babak Jalali, Aida Ahadiany
Actors
Larry Laverty, Kyle Kernan, Boshra Dastournezhad, Lars Ulrich
Country
USA, Iran
Year
2016
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A brilliant and misunderstood Iranian writer struggles to pursue his ambitious goal of bringing together Metallica and Kabul Dreams, Afghanistan's first rock band.

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Juan Cruz

A comedy about a gay-themed dog-show and a dog that can't talk. The plot is complex, and the idea is good, but there's a lot of 'hot' moments in the movie, and I didn't really find them funny, they just seemed like I was watching a movie about gay-themed dog-shows, but they weren't. I also didn't find that it was a lot of fun to watch. Some of the scenes just made me feel like I wanted to leave the theater. The main character, Mike (Bill Engvall) plays the straight-man, the dog is a woman, and the dog-show is a man's joke. As the plot develops, and a big change takes place, the quality of the story and the acting begins to fall. Bill Engvall is not the most realistic portrayal of a gay man. There's a scene when Mike and Mike's roommate take their boyfriend to the dog-show and he says, "What do you want to eat?" And Mike replies, "They won't be here long," then he eats the pizza. They were not straight-man or straight-girl, the character was just pretty much on the opposite side of the spectrum. There were also a couple of scenes that I thought were just ridiculous, and the jokes were a little over-the-top. Most of the dog-show scenes were funny. I think it was about the only aspect of the movie that was good, but I still wouldn't recommend this movie for anyone. It's just not very funny.

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Joyce

John Carpenters (Matthew Lillard) is a divorcee who is married to an actress (Frances McDormand). They have two sons who love being with each other. John has a late night car ride with the man who brought up his sons. He finds out that this man has had a previous affair with his wife. He goes to his wife's house and finds her in bed with a local man. He hires a hit-man (Matthew Modine) to kill the man. He gets paid for it and the rest of the movie is a chase between him and the hit-man. As I said before, this movie is a bit slow. The acting is uneven. There are good performances from Modine and McDormand. The last half hour is good, though. This is a movie you will probably enjoy.

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Heather S.

When my wife was a kid, we had a special school play, and it was really interesting, even for a kid. We made a bet with the school principal, "If you make this play, I'll make this movie," and he agreed to make it if we won. So here we are, in this mid-80s Toronto, with the same feeling. This movie is kind of like a new version of it. I think it's even funnier than the play. The same way it's just a play made in the present time, a little movie-making in time. As for the main character, Shon Harris (Patrick Warburton) is still the kid in the play, but now, we see him having the same kind of low-life, selfish, aggressive behavior as in the play. And his parents (Bob Gunton and Randy Travis) are the exact same people, which is also the way in which he grew up. So there's a great balance between the two versions, but it's still very strange, and it's funny because it's very strange. There's also a lot of weird humor that doesn't work in the play, but in the movie. For example, when Mr. Harris gives his wife the key to his house, the screen is colored the same color as the key. It was a really funny idea, but the camera work is very stiff. At first, I was like "Wait, they're playing it for real?" but it still looks the same in the movie. The acting in this movie is really good, especially Bob Gunton and Randy Travis. The lead actor, though, is Patrick Warburton, who is usually playing the boring, lovable guy in one of his movies. But in this movie, he is a totally different character, which is kind of scary, but very funny at the same time. The humor in this movie is just perfect. I've never seen a movie so funny in my life, and yet, I also like it very much, because it's just so damn weird. This movie is definitely a perfect, totally original take on this type of movie, and it's definitely one of the most original, original, fresh and original movies I've ever seen.

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Paul Henderson

A satire on this fantasy movie genre where the hero is paralyzed and the heroine (the part they really want) is the one who's thinking of buying him a toy from the toy store. However, when she hears about his ambitions to buy a toy, she knows that his dreams are not real, and she resolves to buy him the toy. While she buys him the toy, she gets the idea to give the toy to her friend's boyfriend who buys the toy in an attempt to save his girlfriend from a motorcycle accident. But the movie ends with the ultimate revelation: the girlfriend's boyfriend isn't her friend's boyfriend. I recommend this film, which I've watched three times.

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Patricia J.

This is not a movie I usually watch, but I've watched it twice in one day and I've liked it a lot. Its the most beautiful movie I've ever watched. The movie is quite slow at times but the way the movie is filmed makes up for that. The movie starts of very slowly, but the pace gets a lot better as the movie progresses. The movie is one that I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the works of director Rolf de Heer, who is probably one of the best directors in the world today. He's a man who has a clear vision in his mind, and that vision is good enough for him to do so. I would also recommend this movie to people who like to see movies about everyday life. It's not the same kind of movie that you can easily think of as a masterpiece, but I think you'll find it pretty good nonetheless. My rating is 7/10

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Hannah

Can't forget to mention that this film is a spoof of the country's art house film industry, and it's all done very well. I love seeing different film genres used in this way and this is a perfect example. Each segment of the film is more or less a parody on the genre, and this helps to build the tension and suspense. The film also has many fantastic music references throughout. One of the best examples of this is the section where the two "friends" are dancing in the club and you see the soundtrack. It also references the film Clockwork Orange, also known as The Idiot. There is a scene where they are in the building, it reminds me of the scene where they get into the elevator and it has that great theme music, like in Clockwork Orange. It also references music from Red Light, which is also another good film. Finally, this film also has some good performances, especially from Mr. Imbruglia and Michael Ealy. It's an excellent film, but don't expect to be blown away like when watching something like Dumb and Dumber. Enjoy.

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Gary W.

If you're looking for a funny movie or for a lazy Saturday, go for it. If you're a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal, watch this. This film is not to be taken seriously. It is the sort of film that makes you laugh from start to finish. There are some funny parts and some totally unbelievable scenes. This is like a parody of a Lifetime movie, the kind where one character is walking to the bar, another is in an alien costume, a third gets a really hard slap and keeps going, and a fourth person is alone, in a desert, and wakes up naked. Just like the movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is at his best here. He is the only one who could pull off all the crazy alien costumes and the odd but appealing love story. Every actor does a good job, but Jake Gyllenhaal is by far the best. He is hilarious, and with a great supporting cast he makes it work. What makes the movie different is that there is an occasional plot twist. What would be a dull movie suddenly becomes funny because it turns out to be the one thing the movie is most about. It's like watching a one-hour television series, or a soap opera. That makes it worth watching, even if you can't understand the jokes.

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Gloria O.

The cast is just terrific, but I was bored. It could be because I found the film to be too slow. It's very melodramatic. Some of the conversations felt awkward. At least I don't get the impression that the director thought the characters were pretentious or that the movie was trying to make an impact on audiences. The idea of the film is very interesting and the performances were great. The story is really interesting and the scenes are very beautiful. The direction is good. I hope more directors come up with these kinds of movies. However, the characters just did not seem real. I would have liked to see more dialogues between the characters. It didn't seem realistic. All in all, a very enjoyable film but I felt like I was missing something that would make me more attentive to the story and characters.

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Larry Simpson

When I first saw the preview for this movie, I was blown away. The trailers for this movie make it look like the movie will be an action packed "crazy black guy" flick, but I was wrong. This movie actually has a few good plot twists and has a great look to it. The director does a great job at keeping this movie interesting and keeps you watching. The plot is great and believable. The acting is great, and the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. This movie has an incredible plot twist towards the end of the movie that I will never forget. This is a great movie that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. This movie is a must watch, and if you don't like to see movies that make you think, then this isn't the movie for you.

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Rebecca Perkins

There are many elements that are meant to be disturbing, but when viewed as part of a film it does not matter as much as one would hope. Even though I usually have difficulty with these things I did find myself quite impressed by the film and even though it was the complete opposite of the film Saw, I found it much more enjoyable than many other films I've seen recently. So when I heard that a movie about a serial killer was being made I had some expectations, but when I was given a trailer for this I was sure that I would have a great time watching it. My expectations were fulfilled. This is an excellent thriller that is very much a different kind of film than I'm used to seeing, but one that I will definitely watch again and again and find enjoyable. Although I have to say that the characters were not nearly as interesting as those in Saw, in fact they were almost non-existent, and as a result I didn't care for any of them that much. However, the movie is not without its interesting ideas and it is quite enjoyable throughout. I've never been much of a horror film and so it took me a few viewings to get used to this film, but I did and I liked it. It isn't overly violent or gory, but there is a very strong sense of what is going on around the characters. I was especially impressed with the performances from the young actors and I would definitely recommend this film.

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Christopher H.

This movie is a dramatic attempt to capture the horror of "The Troubles", the drama of "Comfort and Pain", and the comedy of "Billy Bathgate". It is a biography of a teenager's life, shot with mostly actors, which is made by a director who takes full responsibility for the project. The viewer is never sure if what he sees is real or imaginary. It is a dark, funny movie that must be seen to believe. It is a perfect thriller, a perfect drama, a perfect comedy. If you have not yet seen it, do not miss this one. You will thank me.

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Bryan Reed

A group of college friends (Joely Richardson, Jacki Weaver, Josh Hamilton, Wes Bentley, and Justin Simien) are going to a Halloween party where the kids are going to get drunk and dance. The group of guys get involved in the fun, but a dark secret begins to plague the group, and the whole group is now up to the task of stopping it. I don't know if you've seen the movie before or not, but it is a fun little film. The story is silly and goofy, the characters are likeable and very likable, and the actors are excellent. I think I loved the guy who played the boozy Michael and I especially loved Josh Hamilton's character as the "fag." I was hoping for more fun from this movie, but there was some really good scares and a really scary-thrilling climax. All in all, a good movie for a good laugh and for the two guys watching with a group of friends. 6/10

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Jonathan Turner

This movie didn't just fail to meet the expectations I had after seeing The Church, but in some ways it met them even more. This is not a bad movie. On the contrary, it's quite good. Its the kind of film that you watch, you think to yourself "wow, that's a good movie, let's watch it again" and you do. So why did I watch it again? Because I had absolutely nothing else to do at that moment. I had nothing to do. The film is an interesting one. The first time I watched it, I thought to myself "this is going to be great. There is something I want to see". Then the second time, the film became boring and didn't have that same interest. There is nothing about it that appeals to me. The movie has good acting, a well written script, decent cinematography and some beautiful shot, but I didn't like it. Maybe the third or fourth time I'll like it better. But I'll never watch it again, if the film is this boring and I was bored I'll do something else.

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Walter W.

The film in question is "Jaws: The Revenge", which I have just seen, and I must say it is actually quite a little movie, though it isn't anything like Jaws. The film begins with a much loved and respected American fisherman in a calm and serene fishing village, in which he has built a comfortable and modest home in which he has raised his children and grown old. Then, an enormous shark from the ocean appears, and everyone seems to enjoy it at first, but soon it starts chasing the villagers and their children. The fishing village is unable to get rid of it, and it has now begun to wreak havoc on the people and the fishing village, with the sharks constantly coming back to kill the people, and the children. So, the local fisherman, with his family, tries to find a way to fend off the sharks and protect the people. The film is rather slow paced, and the action in it is somewhat haphazard, but it does have some very good scenes, and I did find it quite a bit of a pleasant surprise to see an American feature film, and it isn't at all what I expected. The film has some nice twists, some nice scenes, and good acting from the cast. However, the ending was somewhat disappointing to me, and the director decided to end the film in a very unexpected way, without the "Jaws" feel. The plot is indeed rather bland and straight forward, and it just doesn't make it as good as some of the other movies I've seen. But, I must say I enjoyed the movie, and it is an enjoyable movie. The acting is pretty good, and I think the cast did well in the way they carried their characters. However, the director and the cast, should have been a little more creative. I enjoyed the movie, but I can't see it winning any awards or anything like that. I would probably say it was okay, but not great. 7/10.

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Jessica Hoffman

This film has a simple but effective message. The idea that people are born with dreams, their children are the 'dreams'. Dreams are dreams, but some are more important than others. It is a journey of two boys, of two families, of one man. There are no words, no reason to it, it is just a movie with a message. A good message. There is a couple of scenes which can be interpreted in many different ways, I will try not to spoil it. For me the first one is the one where the father tells about his mother's life, how she was divorced, died of cancer, and when the father gave her his mother a present, he got a part of her mother's old journal, which she kept during her life. It is something we don't see in the main story, and it is probably the most important part in the film. The father says that he wrote all that he knows about his mother, but he does not have the courage to tell his mother what he wrote. This is one of the most important parts of the film. The second one is about a mother who has just been divorced and the father's job is very hard, because she has to do everything, especially the cleaning, to bring him money. This mother is very sensitive and has problems because she has to choose between her child and her job. It is something we do not see in the main story, and it is probably the most important part in the film. I have always felt a bit suspicious about films where fathers and mothers are not together, and this is the main plot of this film, and this is something which is not explained in the film, so it is important that this aspect is not explained, and you have to feel for this mother and for the father, not just because he has to do something. What is interesting about this is that it is really an inner struggle, and the mother is saying that she is sick of her job and her child is sick of her, but in the end she accepts her responsibility and says to herself that she has to give her child a chance. That is one of the most important things in the film, that is very hard, but it is very important. You cannot just expect this to be shown on a silver platter, you have to see this for yourself. And the way the film shows it is amazing, not just the mother and her struggle, but the way the film shows this struggle. There are a few other scenes that are like this, but I would not like to give too much detail, because it will spoil the film, because this is a delicate subject, and you have to see it for yourself. And the ending is very good, because the father finally accepts that he needs to give his son a chance, and that is something he has been struggling with for years. I think it is a very good film, and I can't wait to see it again. A good, simple story that shows the lives of many people around the world, and a good message, and a wonderful message about a man who did not always want to be with his wife. I rate it 7/10

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Christopher Medina

There was no warning of this movie before I saw it on Netflix. I went into the movie with high expectations. And it did surprise me. And I think that is why it worked so well. I found that there was a lot of time spent on the teenage girls to reveal their motives. And for the most part, they were believable. So, I was able to suspend my disbelief. It was a nice change from a lot of the "gay movies" we are being bombarded with lately. It wasn't pretentious or all that groundbreaking in any way. But it was a good watch. And I think it is a movie that I will watch again and again. It really held my interest. And I really recommend it.

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Patricia

This is a film that I was always looking forward to. I didn't really know what to expect, but was happy when I got the opportunity to watch this at a film festival and liked it a lot. Having been a fan of Jane Campion for many years, this film has all the elements you would expect from the "Robin Williams or Carrie Fisher type" that you can imagine. The problem is that they didn't tell the audience anything about this film, so you can't really take it for what it is. I felt that there were some parts that were poorly executed and some that didn't feel like they were even trying. Jane Campion really needed a director that was able to build up the characters a little better and give them more depth. Also, there were parts of the film that were quite weird and off. This film has been described as a "comedy" but I don't think it was meant to be taken as such. I think that the character in the film were supposed to be a little bit of a satire, but then again, the humour in this film is almost completely off-camera and not too funny. There are parts where you can tell that it's being done on purpose, but in the end it's just not as funny as it could have been. The thing that is the most interesting about this film is the acting, and there are some performances that are really good and some performances that are weak, but at least some performances are great. Jennifer Garner is one of the performances that really stood out to me, as she played the mother who is raising a teenage daughter who is a virgin, and it's probably one of the best performances that I've seen from her in a while. I think that the actors who play her and her husband are really good, and I really like the relationship between the father and the daughter. Also, the two of them had really great chemistry on screen and it's a shame that they couldn't have shown it more. Jane Campion really did make a great film with this, and if you want to see a good film about an ordinary mother and daughter, this is definitely worth checking out. I liked this film, but I definitely won't be watching it again and again. I'm giving it a 7 out of 10. It's not bad at all, but the material it's been given is weak and it could have been better.

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Donald F.

It was nice to see a love story done right. Keira Knightley gave an Oscar-worthy performance, and the other actors delivered great performances as well. I loved it. It's a romantic comedy, but it has an original message about forgiveness and love. I highly recommend this movie.

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Vincent R.

Dylan(William H. Macy) and Mandy(Patti LaBelle) start an Internet dating website. Mandy is 25, but Dylan is 15 and they only know each other from their private social media profiles. They both start to think it's great and that they should meet, but when they finally do, they don't really know what to expect. This movie is very strange, mostly because it's a romantic comedy. The main character is not only a "lost teen" but he is also a punk rocker. The film plays with the concept of dating and meeting people, but it does so in a completely different way than I've seen done before. It plays up the danger of "cheating" and also adds a very small but important subtext. The characters are all very different, but I think they all have good points. I can see this movie getting popular on the IMDb Top 250, and I think it will because the actors are all very good and the concept is very funny. I think you'll be very surprised by this movie.

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Virginia

Movies like this one have been hailed for a good amount of time. It is a testament to these movies that when you're watching them that you can't help but be surprised. Now, this is a fun and satisfying movie to watch, one that is entertaining. However, when you think about it, there's nothing wrong with the acting. The characters are quite well-cast, with each actor having a distinctive tone that we can identify with. It's just a matter of trying to identify with the characters as they age. I could also appreciate the film for its unique style and visuals. The cinematography is really impressive and the wide-angle shots that bring the movie to life really brings the visual quality of the movie up. The music in this film is equally effective, adding a sense of sorrow to the movie, which at times is haunting. Although the dialogue is a little clunky, there's still plenty of emotional moments that don't go unnoticed, especially during the scene involving Ellen Burstyn's character. With a weak script, and a stiff acting performance, I felt that the movie wasn't much of a success. But as I said, the acting is surprisingly solid. Also, at times the film is a little slow, but the overall quality of the film is quite high, so it can't be called a failure. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a good romantic comedy.

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Bobby Gordon

This movie is a low budget movie with some good writing. There were some plot holes, but not enough to ruin the movie. Some reviewers mentioned that the kids were being held hostage for ransom. When I first read this it confused me because all the kids were already grown. Now I know. They are actually all out of college and have to pay off a debt that's bigger than their parents. I loved the actors. It's a pretty low budget movie, but its definitely worth watching.

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John

I'm not the biggest fan of low-budget films, but I really liked this one. It had a good plot, good acting, good production values and the cinematography was excellent. I also found the story very interesting. I had never heard of it before but it was so good I had to look it up on IMDb. And I must say, I'm glad I did because it's a very well done film. I would definitely recommend this one.