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Dopamine (Widescreen)
Actors: John Livingston, Sabrina Lloyd, Bruno Campos, Rueben Grundy, Kathleen Antonia
Director: Mark Decena
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2004     1hr 19min

A romantic drama for the modern age, Dopamine looks at the complexities of pursuing love when contemporary life and personal demons form mighty obstacles. Named after the natural chemical that our bodies produce when we f...  more »


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Actors: John Livingston, Sabrina Lloyd, Bruno Campos, Rueben Grundy, Kathleen Antonia
Director: Mark Decena
Creators: Timothy Breitbach, Mark Decena, Andrew Jon Thomson, Brian Benson, Chris Miller, Christopher James Hall, Debbie Brubaker
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Sundance Channel Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/13/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 19min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Michael L. Cantara | Merrimack, NH USA | 04/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, in support of a previous reviwer, this film is not about dopamine. I think the film "Titanic" may have caused some confusion because it is about a titanic boat which is also called the "Titanic." The current Fox TV series "House" is not about a house so the reviewer may want to avoid that as well. If I hear that any of the big drug companies plan to market dopamine, I will let him know.

This film left me exhausted in a good way. Much like the type of exhaustion of a good workout. I found a deepening empathy for both characters as the film went on. The performances by Lloyd and Livingston communicated a vulnerablity and honesty to the characters of Sara and Rand that made me care about what happened to them. Sabrina Lloyd's eyes alone are reason enough to see this film, they communicate 100 pages worth of dialogue. These are human beings (I won't use the word flawed to avoid being redundant) that most of us, with even a small amount of self awareness, too whom we can relate, damaged but still willing to go forward with their lives.

There are a couple of awkward scenes toward the end of the film that were a stretch. This movie has its heart in the right place however, and I can accept the end's symbolism. Its more important how Sara and Rand get to that point. The film is more prone to start discussions than to end debates.

The Dylan reference at the end kind of suckered me in anyway, even though it came across a bit forced. Much like Dylan's music there are layers that reward repeated viewing. In a just world people would line up at the cineplex to see films like this, and we'd all be kinder and smarter as a result."
Nicely Put together Story, Pretty Images, and Good Acting
Www.SubjectiveArt.Com | Miami, FL USA | 05/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a good love drama to watch. The guy trys to explain everything, including love, in terms of biochemistry but faces the limitation of doing so with a help of a lady whom he falls in love with. He was intellectualizing all matters by means of escaping from painful memories associated with his parents.

Once I know the story I don't feel like watching it again. The movie is good but not the greatest."